IBM is ramping up its support for developers using the Eclipse open source coding model, by providing paid-for support.
IBM Rational Elite Support for Eclipse will provide hands on technical assistance to more than 2.3 million users of Eclipse worldwide.
Available in the last quarter of the year, users of Eclipse-based tools, including those distributed by eclipse.org or other providers, can purchase the support.
New free tools from IBM will also help software development teams build Eclipse-based open integrated development environments that are technologically diverse and vendor neutral, said IBM.
The new Eclipse Callisto-based software development tools are being released to help users quickly design, develop and test applications.
On the paid for support, Bola Rotibi, an Ovum analyst, said, "IBM is responding to the growing needs of customers and the open source development community, by addressing the requirement for commercial vendors to complement the current open source community model."
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