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|| ||News Release: Eclipse Launches Web Tools Platform Project|
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|| ||"Beverly Wykoff" <beverly-AT-patterson.com>|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Eclipse Launches Web Tools Platform Project
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADAJuly 26, 2004The Eclipse Foundation, a
community committed to the implementation of a universal platform for
tools integration, and ObjectWeb, the international not-for-profit
consortium dedicated to open-source infrastructure software and provider
of JOnAS, the leading non-commercial, open-source J2EE application
server, today announced the launch of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform
(WTP) project on eclipse.org.
ObjectWeb played the lead role in facilitating the project proposal,
with active involvement and support from Eclipse organizations and other
participants in the project. Formal project approval occurred on June 25
following a 30-day period for open review by the community.
Christophe Ney, ObjectWebs executive director, commented, ObjectWeb
has enjoyed working with Eclipse and the community to launch this
project and looks forward to participating in project leadership going
forward. ObjectWebs mission is to contribute to an open-source
ecosystem supporting enterprise software that will drive lasting
economic benefits for the vendor, developer and end-user communities. We
see Eclipse as a key factor in that ecosystem and are excited to be
contributing to its future growth.
"The Web Tools Platform project is an exciting new expansion of both the
Eclipse technology portfolio and our community of developers," said Mike
Milinkovich, executive director of Eclipse. "ObjectWeb's support was
instrumental in establishing the project and we look forward to
continuing to work with them in the future."
Bjorn Freeman-Benson of the University of Washington has been selected
by the Eclipse Foundation to lead this project. "We expect the WTP
project to quickly become the platform of choice underlying
vendor-specific J2EE tooling. The ObjectWeb Consortium provided the much
needed drive to put the project together, said Freeman-Benson. I see
their efforts in setting up the WTP proposal as the first step in a
durable, synergistic relationship based on common values and
complementary positioning between our two communities."
Organizations that have already committed resources to the Eclipse Web
Tools Platform project include Bull, Eteration, Exadel, Frameworx,
Genuitec, IBM, Innoopract, INRIA, Librados, OpenWide, Thales IS,
Together Teamlösungen and XQuark Group.
More information on the Web Tools Platform project may be found at
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Founded in 2002 by Bull, France Telecom and INRIA, ObjectWeb is a
consortium of leading companies and research organizations from around
the world that have joined forces to produce the next generation of
open-source middleware. ObjectWeb's goal is to provide real-time
enterprises with independent solutions which combine quality and
robustness at the best possible performance/cost ratio. ObjectWeb
targets alternative solutions to proprietary products for e-business,
EAI, data connectivity, grid computing and enterprise messaging. Based
on open standards, ObjectWeb's middleware includes application servers,
components, frameworks and tools. Examples of ObjectWeb's "cost killer"
middleware are JOnAS, an Open-Source implementation of the J2EE
specification; JORAM, message oriented middleware; Lomboz, a J2EE
plug-in for Eclipse; and Enhydra, a Java/XML application server.
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