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Eclipse Foundation finalizes BOD

Mar 3, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

The newly formed not-for-profit Eclipse Foundation has filled the final four spots on its board of directors (BOD). The Foundation's founding boardmembers now include representatives of IBM (2 board members), Genuitec, SAS, University of Washington, Ericsson, HP, Intel, MontaVista, QNX, SAS, and Serena Software.

Founding boardmembers include:

  • John Wiegand (Eclipse Project Lead, IBM)
  • Todd Williams (Genuitec, LLC)
  • Rich Main (SAS)
  • Bjorn Freeman-Benson (University of Washington)
  • Ronald Ingman (Ericsson)
  • Michael J. Rank (Hewlett Packard)
  • Dave Thomson (IBM)
  • Jonathan Khazam (Intel)
  • Jim Ready (MontaVista Software)
  • Dan Dodge (QNX Software Systems Ltd.)
  • Michael Bechauf (SAP AG)
  • Boris Kapitanski (Serena Software).

Originally a consortium that formed by Borland, IBM, MERANT, QNX, Rational, Red Hat, SuSE, and TogetherSoft when IBM released the Eclipse Platform into Open Source, Eclipse has now been incorporated as an independent, not-for-profit organization. Support from 58 member companies enables Eclipse to host and nurture 19 Open Source projects that originated in commercial and academic contexts. In just two years, the Eclipse community has professionally delivered the most broadly deployed and fastest growing universal tools integration platform in history, the Foundation claims.

“With constitution of our founding Board of Directors, Eclipse is now traveling on the industry-neutral path that is critical for integration technology,” said Skip McGaughey, spokesperson for Eclipse.

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