Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Eclipse Foundation Reaches 100 Members; NEC is the 100th Organization to Join Eclipse

From BusinessWire.com
The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to the implementation of a universal development platform, today announced that its membership has reached the milestone of 100 member organizations. NEC is the 100th organization to join the Eclipse Foundation and will join as an Add-in Provider member. NEC plans to introduce new Eclipse-based tools and plug-ins for their C++ and Java development environments.

Companies like NEC choose to build commercial products in Eclipse's open source-based ecosystem, because it is an effective and profitable business model. The milestone of 100 members in the Eclipse Foundation reflects the growth and increasing interest software organizations have in commercially adopting community-developed Eclipse open source technologies. With each new member the Eclipse Foundation continues to strengthen its global outreach in the software industry.

"NEC's Systems Integration and Embedded Solutions primarily develop in Java and C/C++," said Nik Kishinoue, senior manager, software engineering division, NEC Corporation. "By using Eclipse and providing a common IDE across these two solutions, we expect to improve our overall developer productivity. In addition, the broad selection of Eclipse technology, including testing and performance tools and UML editors brings state-of-the-art technology to our developer desktop."

"The growth the Eclipse Foundation has seen in 2005 has been tremendous," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director, Eclipse Foundation. "This momentum shows the commercial viability for open source-based development by ISVs and platform vendors and is a positive indicator for the future potential of the Eclipse community."

NEC has also joined the Eclipse Japan Working Group, an organization focused on the issues of the Japanese and Asia-PAC regions. As part of this Working Group, NEC plans to encourage Japanese Eclipse community activism within Eclipse and Japanese translation of documents for Eclipse.

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