Oracle Becomes Board Member of Eclipse Foundation

Company Reaches Highest Level of Eclipse Membership; Continues Commitment

to Open Source Community

Mar 06, 2007, 00:00 ET from Oracle Corporation

    ECLIPSECON, SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Oracle (Nasdaq:   ORCL) today announced it will extend its participation in
 the Eclipse Foundation by becoming a Board Member and Strategic Developer.
 An Eclipse member since its inception, Oracle's increased role further
 demonstrates the company's efforts to help drive open source innovations
 and furthers its commitment to the developer community. Oracle's increased
 role in the Eclipse community also includes a new proposal to open source
 its Oracle(R) TopLink technology, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware,
 through the Eclipse Foundation.
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     "Eclipse is excited to welcome Oracle to its new role as a Board Member
 and Strategic Developer," said Mike Milinkovich, director of the Eclipse
 Foundation. "Oracle is well known for its on-going contributions to Eclipse
 and the open source and developer communities. Eclipse is incredibly
 fortunate that now we will be able to further tap the vision, talents and
 resources Oracle brings to the table."
     "Expanding our relationship and leadership role with the Eclipse
 Foundation, in conjunction with our donation of Oracle TopLink code,
 provides an excellent opportunity for Oracle to foster the growth of open
 source software and choice for developers," said Dennis Leung, vice
 president software development, Oracle. "The move to being a Board Member
 reflects our increased commitment to the Eclipse community and Oracle's
 interest in the success of Eclipse projects. We look forward to taking a
 more active role in shaping the future of Eclipse."
     Oracle's Commitment to Eclipse
     The Eclipse Foundation is one of several open source communities in
 which Oracle invests significant development resources. As a leading
 participant in both the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) and the Technology
 project, Oracle currently leads the JavaServer Faces tooling, Dali JPA
 tools and BPEL tools projects. In addition, Oracle has proposed a new Java
 persistence framework project based on Oracle TopLink.
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