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MontaVista helps found, steer non-profit Eclipse corporation

Feb 2, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

MontaVista Software today announced that CEO Jim Ready will serve on the board of directors of the newly formed not-for-profit Eclipse corporation, of which MontaVista will be a founding “Strategic” member. Additionally, MontaVista is sponsoring and presenting a session at this week's “Eclipse.con” trade show in Anaheim, Calif.

MontaVista has been an active member and contributor of since 2002. Eclipse is a prestigious open source community that recently became independent from founder IBM by incorporating as a not-for-profit organization. Organization membership is comprised of Strategic Developers, Strategic Consumers, Add-in Providers, and Open Source project leaders. Companies must base at least one product on Eclipse, and contribute $5,000, in order to qualify for membership.

MontaVista recently announced MontaVista DevRocket 1.0, an integrated and graphical development environment (IDE) based on Eclipse technology. DevRocket provides a common look-and-feel across development host platforms including Linux, Solaris, and Windows.

MontaVista will demonstrate the new DevRocket IDE at the company's booth at the EclipseCon show this week. MontaVista is a Silver sponsor of EclipseCon. MontaVista will also present a session entitled “Tux in Tool-land: Building an Eclipse-based development environment for Embedded Linux” on Thu. Feb. 5, at 2 pm, at the conference.

“MontaVista Software has proudly demonstrated its commitment to Eclipse, by adopting it as a strategic development framework, through founding membership in Eclipse, and with contributions to Eclipse technology,” commented Jim Ready, CEO and president, MontaVista Software.

“Eclipse creates an industry-standard platform for development, which is open source and vendor-neutral. It allows integration of disparate tools that have not necessarily been tested together,” said Skip McGaughey, spokesperson for Eclipse. “With its strong commitment to open source and expertise as a provider of development platforms and tools for embedded Linux applications, MontaVista Software will continue to be a great asset to the Eclipse community.”

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