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Google Donates to Open Source Eclipse Project

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Open source may not be important enough for Google to release the code of many of its own applications and platforms. But the company nonetheless places a premium on supporting open source development by third parties, as it showed late last week when it donated $20,000 to support the Eclipse IDE project. Here are the details, and the insights they reveal about Google and the open source channel. A mere $20,000, of course, is chump change to Google. But for an open source project like Eclipse, which develops a Java based software programming environment that supports a number of languages popu (IT news)