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Independent Eclipse Foundation Accelerates Momentum of Eclipse
[October 06, 2004]

Independent Eclipse Foundation Accelerates Momentum of Eclipse

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 6, 2004 -- The Eclipse Foundation announced tremendous growth and momentum since it has become an independent organization. In the past six months, Eclipse membership has increased 30 percent, nine new open source projects have been initiated, and more than 18 companies have included the Eclipse Platform and IDE as the basis of their commercial developer tools solution.

Seventeen new organizations have become Eclipse members and have committed resources to strengthen the Eclipse ecosystem. These new members include Actuate Corp., Acucorp Inc., Agitar Software, Aonix, Compuware Corp., Communications and Media Arts (CMA), Eclipse PlugIn Central (EPIC), JBoss Inc., Kinzan Inc., M1 Global Solution, Mentor Graphics, Panscopic, PureEdge Solutions Inc., Real-Time Innovations Inc., Social Physics, Softlanding Systems Inc., and The Thales Group.

"Actuate joined Eclipse as a Strategic Developer because it makes good business sense," explained Paul Clenahan, vice president of product management at Actuate Corp. "Our leadership in the Eclipse open source project is important to expanding our markets. Being a member of the Eclipse board of directors increases Actuate's visibility and influence within the Eclipse community."

Broad-based industry involvement has led to the creation of three new top-level Eclipse projects, the Test and Performance Tools Project, the Business Intelligence and Reporting Project (BIRT) and the Web Tools Project. Six new Technology projects have also been initiated: Concern Manipulation Environment (CME), Eclipse Communications Project, Embedded Rich Client Platform (eRCP), Pollinate, Open Modeling Environment with Links for Extensions and Transformations (OMELET), and the Voice Tools Project. In total, Eclipse now has six top-level open source projects that are made up of 34 subprojects.

Finally, commercial adoption of the Eclipse technology continues to grow. A total of 18 companies base their commercial developer tools solutions on the Eclipse Platform and IDE, including:

-- Exadel Struts Studio and JSF Studio

-- Genuitec MyEclipse

-- IBM WebSphere Studio

-- Intel C++ Compiler 8.1 for Linux

-- Kinzan Studio

-- M7 NitroX

-- Mentor Graphics Nucleus Edge

-- Monta Vista Dev Rocket

-- Novell/SuSE SDK

-- PalmOS Dev Suite

-- Parasoft JTest

-- PureEdge Designer

-- QNX Momentics

-- Red Hat Developer Suite

-- SAP NetWeaver Studio

-- Tensilica Xtensa Xplorer IDE

-- TimeSys TimeStorm IDE

-- Wind River Workbench

"We are very pleased with the growth in the Eclipse community," explained Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation Inc. "The new members and projects demonstrate the tremendous amount of innovation and advancement within the Eclipse technology. This in turn provides the value and technology required for widespread adoption of Eclipse in the IT industry."

For more information about the new Eclipse members and projects, please visit the following URL:

About the Eclipse Foundation

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit member-supported corporation that hosts community-based open source projects. Eclipse creates royalty-free technology and a universal platform for development tools integration, modeling, testing and functionally rich application construction. Eclipse-based offerings give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a dynamic plug-in-based framework that makes it easier to create and integrate technology, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, providers can concentrate and focus on areas of expertise and differentiation. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java language and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including Linux, QNX, Mac OS X and Windows-based systems. Full details of the Eclipse Foundation and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at

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