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Internetnews.com: Eclipse Gaining Momentum

Dec 17, 2002, 14:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"With the buzz of software tools for developers hot theses days following IBM's bid to acquire Rational Software, the Eclipse Consortium Monday unveiled three new projects and added thirteen new member companies.

"The first project centers on creating tools for the COBOL Language and is funded in part by a donation from Fujitsu. Dating back some 35 years, COBOL, or Common Business Oriented Language, was the first widely-used high-level programming language for business applications.

"The second undertaking is the Eclipse Modeling Framework. Based upon OMG's Model Driven Architecture, with participation from IBM, Rational, and Togethersoft plug-in extensions, this endeavor involves modeling operation and managing metadata..."

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