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Enterprise Linux Today: OpenEAI Project Launches

Dec 20, 2002, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"The OpenEAI Software Foundation and the University of Illinois today announced the formation of the OpenEAI Project, an open source Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) initiative that will collaboratively develop and perfect standards-based integration technologies.

"The OpenEAI Project will investigate and document the controlling dynamics, principles and practices of enterprise application integration and present, implement and promote these findings. The OpenEAI Project will present findings in the form of the OpenEAI integration methodology and OpenEAI integration software and documentation.

"According to Richard Mendola, Associate Vice-President for Administrative Information Technology Services at the University of Illinois, 'The OpenEAI methodology and work products have the potential to drastically reduce the costs and time involved in integrating systems at the University of Illinois. In addition, with the support of a major ERP vendor like SCT, we believe these benefits can be extended to the larger higher education domain. The open source nature of the project will allow us to collaborate with others to expedite the evolution of the software and realize these benefits together in as rapid a fashion as possible...'"

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