Friends of Eclipse,
Eclipse is an open source community that benefits millions of developers around the world each and every day! During the month of September, we are asking you to give back to our wonderful open source community. All donations will be used to improve Eclipse technology. Your contribution counts!
We thank you for this gesture, and for giving back to our community.
Open-source software is free of licensing fees. Furthermore, it is easy to adapt and enhance with new features. Nevertheless, using open-source frameworks is not for free. Like in closed-source software, no one is an expert on every framework. The total cost of ownership also includes training, adoption, enhancement and maintainance of a framework. It might take significantly more time for somebody new to the project to extend a certain feature than for the person who is familiar with the framework. Furthermore, software has to be maintained. Even if this can be done literally by everybody for open-source software, a professional maintainance agreement with fixed response times is often mandatory in an industrial setting. This ensures your productivity. EclipseSource employs several Edapt committers and offers professional support and training.
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