Open Sourcers Get JetBrains IDE Access

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2005-02-16 Print this article Print

JetBrains makes its IntelliJ Idea Java integrated development environment available free to open-source project repository

JetBrains Inc., maker of the IntelliJ Idea Java integrated development environment, is making its flagship tool set more widely available to the open-source community. The Prague, Czech Republic-based toolmaker Tuesday announced that it will make IntelliJ Idea available free to, an open-source project repository.
Under the license granted to Codehaus, JetBrains is enabling all Codehaus developers to have access to the JetBrains tool, the company said.
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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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