"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
"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..."