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EclipseCon 2004 To Feature Five Keynotes Delivered 
by Open Technology Experts
Simon Phipps, Sun Microsystems to speak on "The Business of Open Source"

Needham, MA, USA - December 17, 2003 - Eclipse announces the lineup of keynote speakers, including the recent addition of Simon Phipps of Sun Microsystems, Inc., for its premiere conference, EclipseCon 2004 in Anaheim, CA, February 2-5, 2004.The keynotes will top off a robust conference schedule featuring numerous technical talks, tutorials, interactive poster sessions, exhibits and demos. Following is a brief description of each keynote. The complete program can be found at http://www.eclipsecon.org.

  • "The Business of Open Source": Simon Phipps, Chief Technology Evangelist for Sun Microsystems, Inc. will consider Benkler's view that open source is 'commons-based peer production' and explore possible futures for open source adoption.
  • "The Eclipse.org Tipping Point": Michael Tiemann, Chief Technology Officer, RedHat will explore the reasons for Eclipse.org's approaching tipping point and what the implications are for developers and the industry.
  •  "Eclipse: State of the Union": Erich Gamma, Eclipse JDT lead and John Wiegand, Eclipse platform, will survey the latest progress on the Eclipse 3.0 platform and look into the evolution of the Eclipse community and what's to come in the future.
  •  "Eclipse as a Platform for AOSD Research and Development": Gregor Kiczales, NSERC/Xerox/Sierra Systems Professor of Software Design, University of British Columbia will provide a brief overview of Aspect-oriented Programming (AOP), as embodied in the AspectJ extension to Java, as well as Eclipse support for AOP as embodied in AJDT.
  •  "From IDE to XDE to CDE": Grady Booch, Chief Scientist, IBM Rational, will examine the role of tools in this spectrum of abstraction, from command line tools to IDEs and beyond.

"EclipseCon is the first event where the powerful ecosystem forming around Eclipse will come together to exchange experiences and chart the future of this key open technology," said Skip McGaughey, Chairperson of the Eclipse Board of Stewards. "This is an important event for many users that are considering making the choice to incorporate Eclipse based technology into commercial projects, research, instruction and general development efforts."

EclipseCon is the first technical conference to focus on the power of the Eclipse platform, which recently celebrated its 2-year anniversary. The consortium has 62 sponsoring member companies. The Eclipse website registers 10,000 Eclipse Platform download requests per day and has delivered over 90 terabytes of data since its inception. There are over 435 Eclipse related projects independently tracked by http://www.eclipse-plugins.info  and thousands of developers using or creating Eclipse based tools worldwide. EclipseCon has been formed to serve as the premier forum where the Eclipse community joins together.

EclipseCon 2004 is sponsored by HP, IBM Rational Software, SAP and Wind River at the Gold level and by Advanced Systems Concepts, Candle, Catalyst Systems Corporation, ETRI, ILOG, INNOOPRACT Informationssysteme GmbH, Intel Corporation, MKS, Inc., MontaVista Software, Parasoft Corporation, QNX Software Systems Ltd., Scapa Technologies, Serena Software, SlickEdit Inc. and SoftLanding Systems, Inc. at the Silver level. Application Development Trends, Dr. Dobbs Journal, Embeddedtechnology.com Open Magazine, OSDN, Software Development Times and SD West 2004 are media sponsors. The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is the event organizer.

"HP is excited to be a Gold Sponsor at this inaugural EclipseCon event," said Philip Ma, HP Alliance Manager for Eclipse. "EclipseCon is an excellent opportunity for developers and technologists to learn about the latest in Eclipse technology as well as to compare notes with other Eclipse developers. EclipseCon will be the catalyst for users, developers and supporters of Eclipse to interact and help shape its direction going forward."

To see the program schedule and to register for the event, visit http://www.eclipsecon.org.  The early bird discount for registrants ends on Friday, December 19, 2003. For more information send email to info@eclipsecon.org


About Eclipse

Eclipse has established an open source ecosystem of tools providers and consumers by creating technology and an open universal platform for tools integration. The open source Eclipse community creates royalty-free technology as a platform for tools integration. Eclipse based tools give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create, integrate and use software tools, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool producers can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development technology. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java™ language, and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including HP-UX®, Solaris®, AIX®, Linux®, MAC OS X®, QNX® and Windows® based systems. Full details of the Eclipse community and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at http://www.eclipse.org


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