IONA Elected to OSGI Alliance Board of Directors.-- Eric Newcomer, CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. IONA, Expands Role, Joins Advocates Across Industries to Promote Middleware Interoperability --
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(2) (Service Oriented Architecture) The modularization of business functions for greater flexibility and reusability. ) infrastructure solutions for performance-demanding IT environments, has been elected to the OSGi Alliance board of directors. IONA CTO, Eric Newcomer will represent IONA on the board and contribute expertise to the future direction of OSGi and the fostering of broader industry adoption. The OSGi Alliance is a worldwide consortium of technology innovators that promotes universal middleware interoperability. Newcomer is also co-chair of the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group, which is chartered to help define the next generation of OSGi specifications and technologies.
"IONA has a long-standing reputation for excellence and a commitment to making software work together," said Dr. Susan Schwarze, OSGi Alliance vice president of marketing from ProSyst Software. "Eric in particular is well known for his commitment to innovation, as reflected by IONA's high-powered family of closed and open source products. His experience with organizations such as the Eclipse Board and the Apache Software Foundation (open source, body) Apache Software Foundation - (ASF) An umbrella consortium that manages the development of the Apache web server, dozens of XML- and Java-based projects (under the name Jakarta), the Ant build tool, the Geronimo J2EE server, the SpamAssassin anti-SPAM tool, and will aid our collaborative approach to promote adoption of OSGi technology."
OSGi Alliance recently announced that it gained significant momentum in 2007, including an increase in membership to nearly 60 members and the launch of two new technical expert groups.
"It's rewarding to be recognized as a technology leader," said Newcomer. "I look forward to working with the OSGi Alliance members and board to help the OSGi Alliance grow and gain influence, and to help pioneer the future of OSGi technology-based middleware in both our Artix and FUSE products and beyond."
IONA is also aligned with open source projects from the Eclipse Foundation The Eclipse Foundation leads the development of Eclipse, the open-source Java application platform and IDE. History
In 2003–2004 the Eclipse Consortium, an unofficial consortium of software industry vendors led by IBM, founded The Eclipse Foundation, a , the Apache Software Foundation and Java standards from the Java Community Process Sun's system for allowing third parties to submit requests for new features to Java. JCP is a formal process that must be adhered to, and fees are involved. In 1999, Sun submitted Java to the ECMA standards body, but withdrew its J2SE specification later in the year. . Its FUSE family of products combines the benefits of open source with the ease of supported middleware. For more information, please visit http://open.iona.com.
For more than a decade, IONA[R] Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA) has been a world leader in delivering high-performance integration solutions for Global 2000 IT environments. IONA pioneered standards-based integration with its CORBA-based Orbix[R] products. IONA's Artix[TM], an advanced SOA infrastructure suite enables customers to leverage service-oriented architecture to streamline and modernize IT environments. The FUSE[TM] family of Open Source distributed SOA infrastructure products allow customers to take advantage of the innovation and cost-effectiveness of Open Source software with complete enterprise support and technical services.
IONA is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts One of the early centers of the Industrial Revolution in northern America, Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 59,226 at the 2000 census. and offices worldwide. For additional information about IONA, visit our Web site at http://www.iona.com.
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