OMG, Eclipse Offer Open Software and Standards Symposium

The Object Management Group(tm) (OMG(tm)) and the Eclipse Foundation are jointly organizing two, one-day symposia to promote and build on the partnership between Eclipse’s open source software and OMG’s open standards. The first event is part of EclipseCon 2008 in Santa Clara on March 20, 2008; the other is during the OMG Technical Meeting in Ottawa, Canada on June 25, 2008.

The Eclipse/OMG Symposium is a unique opportunity to participate in shaping the joint future of the Eclipse Open Source community and the OMG Open Specifications community. Each symposium has been organized as a series of discussion sessions on corresponding OMG standards and Eclipse projects. In each case the purpose is to discuss the alignment between current standard and implemented software, and identify areas where the cooperation could be further improved in the future.

“Close alignment between open standards and open source has proven to be effective in driving new technology adoption. Eclipse and OMG have a great partnership that is driving adoption of important modeling technology. The Eclipse/OMG Symposium is an important event to discuss the future alignment between our two communities,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation.

“Since many of OMG’s open standards have been implemented in Eclipse projects it was a natural extension to jointly organize this event. We are very excited to continue working closely with Eclipse Foundation to build on the partnership between open source software and open standards. By encouraging our memberships to participate in each others’ processes, we hope to draw the two communities, already close, even closer,” said Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman & CEO, Object Management Group.

About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member-supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects.

About the Object Management Group
OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies, including: Real-time, Embedded and Specialized Systems, Analysis & Design, Architecture-Driven Modernization and Middleware and an even wider range of industries, including: Business Modeling and Integration, C4I, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Legal Compliance, Life Sciences Research, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Software-Based Communications and Space. OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language(tm) (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries. OMG is headquartered in Needham, MA, USA.

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