| Web Tools platform
Eclipse Launches Web Tools Platform Project
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA and GRENOBLE, FRANCE - July 26, 2004 - The 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, ObjectWeb's 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. ObjectWeb's 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 http://www.eclipse.org/webtools/ .
Tel: +33 4 76 61 54 87 /
+33 6 84 64 00 24
Patterson & Associates
Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective holders. Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States
and other countries.