Software to Join the Board of Eclipse.org
Contributes Vast Experience in Developer Tools for Embedded
Applications and Deep Commitment to Open Source
Calif., June 10, 2002 - MontaVista Software Inc., the
company powering the embedded revolution, today announced
that it has accepted an invitation to serve on the board of
directors of eclipse.org. This prestigious open source community
develops the Eclipse Platform, an integrated development framework
designed to allow easy interoperability between different
software solutions. MontaVista Software will be represented
on the Eclipse board by its CEO and president, and embedded
industry pioneer, Jim Ready.
a member of the Eclipse board, MontaVista Software will contribute
its vast experience in developing software tools for embedded
Linux applications ranging from consumer devices to telecommunications.
MontaVista Software's principal products include MontaVista
Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVista Linux®
Carrier Grade Edition.
welcomes MontaVista Software to this leadership role,"
said Skip McGaughey, chairperson of the Eclipse board. "With
its strong record of contribution and commitment to open source
and unsurpassed expertise as a provider of development platform
and tools for embedded Linux applications, MontaVista Software
will be a great asset to the Eclipse community."
Eclipse community brings together the broad range of software
tool developers and providers needed to establish, refine
and promote high-quality shared software technology.
Software strongly believes in the benefits of open source
and looks forward to contributing to this initiative,"
said Jim Ready, CEO and president, MontaVista Software. "MontaVista
Software is supporting the Eclipse Platform because we believe
that this industry-wide effort is responding to a very strong
demand from the market for open standards and common platforms."
Product Plans on the Eclipse Platform
MontaVista Software is developing a common and integrated
development environment built on Eclipse-powered technology.
The company plans to ship WebSphere Studio Device Developer
as part of the company's Java product offering in the
next Java product release, which will be based on Eclipse
technology. MontaVista Software's Java customers will be offered
support for Eclipse and WebSphere Studio, a plug and play
integrated developer environment, with the full support for
all of the current Java developer tools available under VisualAge®
Micro Edition for MontaVista Linux. This new open standard
development environment will work across multiple development
platforms, including Linux, Solaris, and Windows, allowing
all developers on a project to share the same toolset, irrespective
of their development host. The advantage of such an open development
environment, powered by Eclipse, is that tools from different
vendors can work together seamlessly, allowing developers
to choose the best tools available to meet their project needs.
Eclipse is an open source community of software development
tool vendors and tool developers that has formed the core
of a community interested in collaborating to create better
development environments and product integration. The community
shares an interest in creating products that are integrated
and inter-operable in an easy to use way based upon plug-in
technology. By collaborating and sharing core integration
technology, tool vendors can concentrate on their areas of
expertise and the creation of new development technology.
Eclipse can be found on the Web at http://www.eclipse.org.
MontaVista Software Inc.
MontaVista Software Inc. powers the embedded revolution by
providing open-source systems software solutions for embedded
developers. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system
(RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista Software's principal
products include MontaVista Linux® Professional
Edition and MontaVista Linux® Carrier Grade Edition.
The Professional Edition is a Linux-based embedded source
and binary distribution, cross development platform and a
set of tool kits for x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS,
SH, ARM, XScale, Xtensa and other microprocessor architectures.
The Carrier Grade Edition is a second-generation high availability
product that is an ideal Linux platform for telecommunications
and carrier-grade applications. MontaVista Software also provides
several complementary technology products addressing specific
customer needs such as the Java development environment, high
availability technology, powerful graphics toolkits and more.
MontaVista offers developers a family of products and services
for embedded design and development targeted for applications
ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer devices.
in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista
Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors
such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures,
WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Panasonic and Sony
Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software,
please visit http://www.mvista.com, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (408) 328-9200.
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