Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. Most Eclipse projects use standards in some form - in many cases these are OMG specifications.
OMG™ is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium which develops enterprise integration specifications, many of which have been implemented in Eclipse projects.
Eclipse and OMG have jointly organized two one-day symposia to promote and build on the partnership between Eclipse's open source software and OMG's open specifications – this one as part of EclipseCon 2008 in Santa Clara, the other during the OMG Technical Meeting in Ottawa. Each symposium is organised as a series of presentation sessions and discussions on corresponding OMG specifications and Eclipse projects. In each case the purpose will be to discuss the alignment between current specification and implemented software, and identify areas where the cooperation could be further improved in future.
This symposium is a unique opportunity to participate in shaping the joint future of the Eclipse Open Source community and the OMG Open Specifications community. Please join us for a day of stimulating technical planning and discussion.
Kenn Hussey works as a Program Manager for Embarcadero Technologies. He is a member of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for the Modeling project, lead of the Model Development Tools (MDT) sub-project, and a committer on the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) sub-project at Eclipse. He is also actively involved with the Object Management Group (OMG), representing Embarcadero on the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Unified Modeling Language (UML), and Meta-Object Facility (MOF) / XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) revision task forces, as well as the Information Management Metamodel (IMM) submission team. He holds Master of Science (Computer Science) and Bachelor of Computer Science (Honors) degrees from Acadia University.