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Nancy Lenehan
EclipseCon Communications Coordinator
Object Management Group
+1-781-444 0404 ext. 142

As EclipseCon 2004 Nears, Momentum Builds
 for Premiere Conference on Open Technology

Needham, MA, USA - January 8, 2004 - Eclipse announces a sharp increase in the number of registrants attending its inaugural conference on open technology taking place February 2-5, 2004 in Anaheim, CA, USA. The development underlines a strong program that is designed to serve as the official forum where the Eclipse community joins together. Anticipation is building as Eclipse prepares to roll out the event. Highlights include one day of tutorials covering topics such as "Getting Started with Eclipse" and "Contributing to Eclipse: understanding and writing plug-ins." Five keynotes as well as numerous technical talks, sponsor exhibits, technology exchanges, a poster gallery and birds-of-a-feather sessions round out the program lineup. Attendees will bring back valuable expertise to their organizations through increased understanding of the breadth and depth of the Eclipse community and Eclipse-based offerings. Those interested in attending should register now at http://www.eclipsecon.org,  as tutorials are currently filling up and conference space may become limited.

This 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 450 Eclipse related projects independently tracked by http://www.eclipse-plugins.info  and thousands of developers using or creating Eclipse based tools worldwide. And this week Eclipse 2.1 was named "Best Development Tool of 2003" in the category of Application Development in InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Award competition.

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, Ontometrix, Parasoft Corporation, QNX Software Systems Ltd., Scapa Technologies, Serena Software, SlickEdit Inc., SoftLanding Systems, Inc. and SourceBeat at the Silver level. Application Development Trends, CM Crossroads, 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.

To see the program schedule and to register for the event, visit http://www.eclipsecon.org.  For more information send email to info@eclipsecon.org. If you are a member of the press, visit press-room.htm  to register and to obtain the latest information about EclipseCon 2004.


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

About The OMG
With well-established standards covering software from design and development, through deployment and maintenance, and extending to evolution to future platforms, the Object Management Group (OMG) supports a full-lifecycle approach to enterprise integration which maximizes ROI, the key to successful IT. OMG's standards cover multiple operating systems, programming languages, middleware and networking infrastructures, and software development environments. OMG's Modeling standards, the basis for the MDA, include the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM). CORBA, the Common Object Request Broker Architecture, is OMG's standard open platform with hundreds of millions of deployments running today.

Headquartered in Needham, MA, USA, with a U.S. government representative in Washington, DC, and international marketing representatives in Japan, the UK, and Germany, the Object Management Group is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry specifications consortium. OMG member companies write, adopt, and maintain the organization's standards following a mature, open process. All current OMG specifications may be downloaded without charge from the organization's website, www.omg.org;  the site also provides additional information about OMG and its activities. For information on joining the OMG, or questions not addressed on the website, please contact OMG headquarters by email at info@omg.org,  by phone at +1-781-444 0404, or by fax at +1-781-444 0320.

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