CollabNet, which sells a service for collaborative software development, announced Monday that it is joining the Eclipse open-source consortium. Greg Stein, director of software engineering at CollabNet--and a well-known contributor to open-source projects such as Apache, WebDAV for Apache, and Python--was named to the Eclipse board of stewards.
CollabNet said it has already begun working with Eclipse's development technology and has, in return, qualified Eclipse for use with CollabNet's software configuration management (SCM) repositories. Under the arrangement, applications developers can use Eclipse tools to check source code directly into and out of SCM repositories in CollabNet's SourceCast development environment. The unified system can be controlled via the Web and enables development across different groups within an enterprise, or between multiple organizations.