Thursday, March 03, 2005

BEA Joins Eclipse Foundation as Board Member and Strategic Developer to Help Strengthen Java, Eclipse and BEA Communities

BEA Joins Eclipse Foundation as Board Member and Strategic Developer to Help Strengthen Java, Eclipse and BEA Communities

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced that it is joining the Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to the implementation of a universal development platform, as a Strategic Developer and Board Member.

As part of this commitment, BEA has offered to lead the Web Tools Platform (WTP) project, an offer that was accepted today with the election of a BEA senior architect to the WTP Project Management Committee as co-lead. In addition, BEA is proposing a new Language Development Tools project and is also merging its open source AspectWerkz project with the Eclipse AspectJ project. Most importantly, the next release of BEA WebLogic Workshop, the company’s Java development tool and programming model, will be built leveraging the Eclipse framework. Through the combination of its project leadership and technological contributions, BEA is aiming to benefit not only the Eclipse and BEA communities, but also the Java community at large by supporting industry convergence around Eclipse as a single development platform. By joining Eclipse, BEA demonstrates its continued commitment to furthering innovation in Java development via the open-source community.


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