MKS Joins Eclipse

David Martin Elected to Eclipse Board of Stewards

Sep 23, 2002, 01:00 ET from MKS Inc.

    WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MKS Inc. (TSE:MKX), a
 leading provider of tools to automate, secure, manage and control the software
 development process, today announced that it has been unanimously selected to
 full membership in Eclipse, the software development tools consortium. David
 Martin, MKS vice president, Product Management, will serve on the Eclipse
 Board of Stewards. As a voting member of Eclipse, MKS will help create and
 define policies, practices and standards for this open source universal
 development platform. MKS has been an early adopter of the Eclipse Platform,
 and was the first iSeries software configuration management (SCM) vendor to
 provide an integration into the Eclipse Workbench in early March.
     The open-source Eclipse community creates royalty-free technology as a
 universal platform for tools integration. Eclipse based tools give developers
 freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported
 environment. Eclipse delivers a plug-in based framework that makes it easier
 to create, integrate and use software tools, saving time and money. Integrated
 development environments, tools and new features plug-in to extend the core
 Eclipse Platform. Commercial support and offerings made with Eclipse
 technology are available from multiple sources for a variety of development
 platforms and deployment targets ranging from embedded computers to
     "We're excited about MKS's contribution to the community through their
 focus on enhancing the development experience with advanced process oriented
 software configuration management tools," said Skip McGaughey, chairperson of
 the Eclipse Board of Stewards. "We expect MKS's expertise and support to help
 propel the adoption of advanced software engineering methods and tools for
     MKS joins 21 other Eclipse member companies, including leaders like IBM,
 Rational, Merant, Serena and Fujitsu.
     "We're excited to join and contribute our expertise and energies to the
 Eclipse Board of Stewards," says David Martin, MKS vice president, Product
 Management. "We recognize that open source standards enable the entire
 development community to work better, faster, and cheaper. For more than 17
 years, the MKS name has been recognized and respected amongst the development
 community, and through participation on the Eclipse Board of Stewards, and
 further integration with tools and technologies, we can continue to grow this
 goodwill within the open source movement."
     David Martin has over 20 years of experience in the information
 technology and commercial high tech field, with particular depth in the field
 of software configuration management. Prior to his career with MKS, Mr. Martin
 spent several years with Metropolitan Systems, where he was a co-founder and
 Vice President of Product Management and successfully launched Implementer(R),
 the leading AS/400 Change Management solution in the marketplace today.
 Implementer is today a key technology in MKS's enterprise SCM solution.
     About Eclipse
     Eclipse is an open source community of software development tool vendors
 and tool developers that has formed the core of a community interested in
 collaborating to create better development environments and product
 integration. The community shares an interest in creating products that are
 integrated and inter-operable in an easy-to-use way based upon plug-in
 technology. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool
 vendors can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new
 development technology. Eclipse can be found on the Web at
     About MKS
     MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSE:MKX) provides software solutions enabling
 development teams to analyze, build and deploy traditional and web-based
 software systems quickly and reliably. The company's award-winning family of
 MKS Integrity software configuration management (SCM) products offer advanced
 technology with robust workflow, code management, and impact analysis
 capabilities. MKS also provides interoperability solutions under its popular
 MKS Toolkit(R) brand for UNIX-Windows co-existence, cross-platform
 development, and system administration that significantly cut development and
 administrative costs and reduce time to market while enabling enhanced
 performance. Founded in 1984 with over 10,000 customers worldwide, MKS has
 built its brand on the foundation of advanced technology, superior quality and
 extraordinary customer service. More information about MKS can be found at, or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada),
 +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), and +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom).
     MKS, Implementer and MKS Toolkit are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of
 their respective owners.