By Martin Oberhuber
There’s been some hot discussions around the recent announcement of "E4",
a new component as part of the Eclipse Platform Project to host code
and infrastructure for prototyping ideas towards planning Eclipse 4.0.
I’ve been both excited and surprised – like others
– about this announcement. Excited because some great people finally
get together doing some real work for the future of the best Open
Source Platform I know. Surprised because I had expected more visibility of those efforts in earlier stages. And despite an excellent background post by Ed Merks and a plead by zx to just have things coming and contribute, there’s three "Why"s that I just can’t push aside: