IBM and Eclipse IBM is proud to be among the founders of the Eclipse project. Beginning in 2001, both IBM and Rational Software were founding members of the Eclipse consortium and the not for profit Eclipse Foundation. Rational Software was acquired by IBM in 2003, and today IBM Rational continues as a Strategic Member of the Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse continues to be core to dozens of IBM offerings from Rational, WebSphere, Lotus, Tivoli, and Information Management. IBM Rational software provides an Eclipse-based software development platform that improves the speed, quality, and predictability of software projects. This full life-cycle solution combines software engineering best practices, market-leading tools, and services. The Rational Software Delivery Platform The Rational Software Delivery Platform helps align all aspects of development and engineering operations with business needs. This highly collaborative environment supports IT as well as systems engineering efforts, and spans the entire project lifecycle with a complete, integrated set of products, services, and best practices. A key component of the Rational portfolio is Jazz, a technology platform for collaborative software delivery. Uniquely attuned to global and distributed teams, the Jazz platform is designed to transform how people work together to build software -- making software delivery more collaborative, productive, and transparent. The IBM Rational Software Development Platform is the industry\'s most complete, open, standards-based software development environment, and it enables our clients to more easily govern their software and systems development and delivery. Ninety-three of the Fortune Top 100 companies use Rational software. Additional information is available at