Two short articles with similar topics appeared recently on Infoworld: Will Sun ever join Eclipse?
and Eclipse director still eyes Sun
. I'd love to know what people in the NetBeans community think about this. What would be the benefits for both Sun and NetBeans community if Sun would join Eclipse foundation? My personal opinion is that if Sun would do such step it would confuse many people and some developers would start to question Sun's commitment to NetBeans community. And that would be contraproductive, especially given recent success and growth of NetBeans.
Note that Sun is already contributing to Eclipse community by providing Eclipse plug-ins for Glassfish, jMaki and Java FX.