WebGain, Inc. Joins Eclipse.org Board of Directors

Focus on Data Integration for the Enterprise



Dec 04, 2001, 00:00 ET from WebGain, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- WebGain, Inc., a leading
 provider of e-business development environments and the award-winning
 TopLink(TM) data integration solutions, today announced that it has accepted
 an invitation from Eclipse.org to join its board of directors.  Eclipse.org is
 an open-source consortium for developing a standard framework that enables
 developers to use different integrated development environments seamlessly.
     "At WebGain, we take our responsibility to participate in programs
 supporting streamlining applications to the enterprise very seriously.
 Creating a more unified Java community is important to our customers.
 Corporations need our industry to continuously improve products and provide
 complete solutions for their application development," stated Stephen
 DiFranco, executive vice president of marketing for WebGain.
     "WebGain was asked to join the Eclipse.org board of directors because of
 its position as a leading provider of application development solutions," said
 Skip McGaughey, chairman of the Eclipse.org board of directors.
     WebGain accepted the invitation to join Eclipse.org specifically to
 support and promote data integration for enterprise applications.  Although
 TopLink, WebGain's data integration solution, will not be made an open source
 component of the Eclipse Platform, WebGain will provide guidance and direction
 on the value of data integration products as part of a complete end-to-end
 enterprise solution.
     "Eclipse.org will provide WebGain an amplified voice in our mission to
 encourage companies to use data integration products instead of creating
 custom connections between relational data to object applications," said
 DiFranco.
     Presently, WebGain does not have any plans to release Eclipse Platform
 compatible product offerings.  "We will be working with our enterprise
 customers to find out which parts of Eclipse are important to their needs,"
 said Earl Stahl, executive vice president of engineering and development at
 WebGain.  Stahl will be the WebGain representative on the Eclipse.org board of
 directors.
 
     About Eclipse.org
     Eclipse.org is an open consortium of software development tool vendors
 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 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.  Full details of the Eclipse.org
 consortium and the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at
 http://www.eclipse.org .
 
     About WebGain, Inc.
     WebGain, Inc. accelerates the application life-cycle of enterprise-class
 e-business applications.  WebGain Studio, the company's flagship product,
 defines, designs, constructs and speeds deployment of e-business applications
 by providing integrated development solutions across the application
 development lifecycle.  Privately held, WebGain, Inc. is headquartered in
 Santa Clara, Calif., and is on the Web at www.webgain.com.
 
     NOTE:  WebGain, the WebGain logo, WebGain Studio, VisualCafe
 StructureBuilder, TopLink, WebGain Application Composer, WebGain Quality
 Analyzer, WebGain Business Designer, and other WebGain product names are
 registered trademarks and service marks, or trademarks and service marks, of
 WebGain, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  Java and all Java-based
 trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries.  Other products, names,
 or logos may be the property of their respective owners.
 
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    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- WebGain, Inc., a leading
 provider of e-business development environments and the award-winning
 TopLink(TM) data integration solutions, today announced that it has accepted
 an invitation from Eclipse.org to join its board of directors.  Eclipse.org is
 an open-source consortium for developing a standard framework that enables
 developers to use different integrated development environments seamlessly.
     "At WebGain, we take our responsibility to participate in programs
 supporting streamlining applications to the enterprise very seriously.
 Creating a more unified Java community is important to our customers.
 Corporations need our industry to continuously improve products and provide
 complete solutions for their application development," stated Stephen
 DiFranco, executive vice president of marketing for WebGain.
     "WebGain was asked to join the Eclipse.org board of directors because of
 its position as a leading provider of application development solutions," said
 Skip McGaughey, chairman of the Eclipse.org board of directors.
     WebGain accepted the invitation to join Eclipse.org specifically to
 support and promote data integration for enterprise applications.  Although
 TopLink, WebGain's data integration solution, will not be made an open source
 component of the Eclipse Platform, WebGain will provide guidance and direction
 on the value of data integration products as part of a complete end-to-end
 enterprise solution.
     "Eclipse.org will provide WebGain an amplified voice in our mission to
 encourage companies to use data integration products instead of creating
 custom connections between relational data to object applications," said
 DiFranco.
     Presently, WebGain does not have any plans to release Eclipse Platform
 compatible product offerings.  "We will be working with our enterprise
 customers to find out which parts of Eclipse are important to their needs,"
 said Earl Stahl, executive vice president of engineering and development at
 WebGain.  Stahl will be the WebGain representative on the Eclipse.org board of
 directors.
 
     About Eclipse.org
     Eclipse.org is an open consortium of software development tool vendors
 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 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.  Full details of the Eclipse.org
 consortium and the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at
 http://www.eclipse.org .
 
     About WebGain, Inc.
     WebGain, Inc. accelerates the application life-cycle of enterprise-class
 e-business applications.  WebGain Studio, the company's flagship product,
 defines, designs, constructs and speeds deployment of e-business applications
 by providing integrated development solutions across the application
 development lifecycle.  Privately held, WebGain, Inc. is headquartered in
 Santa Clara, Calif., and is on the Web at www.webgain.com.
 
     NOTE:  WebGain, the WebGain logo, WebGain Studio, VisualCafe
 StructureBuilder, TopLink, WebGain Application Composer, WebGain Quality
 Analyzer, WebGain Business Designer, and other WebGain product names are
 registered trademarks and service marks, or trademarks and service marks, of
 WebGain, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  Java and all Java-based
 trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries.  Other products, names,
 or logos may be the property of their respective owners.
 
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