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Innoopract Becomes Strategic Member of the Eclipse Foundation

Company Furthers Potential for Eclipse Software-as-a-Service Offerings by Extending Eclipse to a Platform for Ajax Applications

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/05/07 -- EclipseCon -- Innoopract, Founding Member of the Eclipse Foundation and leading provider of services and products in the Eclipse environment, announced today that it has become a Strategic Developer Member of the Foundation. Following Nokia and Iona, Innoopract is the third European company to become Strategic Developer. The German company is an elected Eclipse Board member, one of the founding members of the Eclipse Foundation and is a leading supplier of Eclipse distribution and software-as-a-service technology. As Strategic Developer, Innoopract will continue to hold a seat on the Board of Directors and participate in the Architecture, Requirements, and Planning Councils of the Eclipse Foundation.

In its new role as a Strategic Developer, Innoopract will continue to build and establish the RAP platform ( as an enterprise application platform. RAP extends Eclipse to a platform for Ajax applications.

"Eclipse has already conquered the tooling market in record time and changed the mechanism of the software market due to its component-based approach. We are happy to contribute through our Strategic Membership and through the RAP project by now realizing this potential in the field of application platforms", said Jochen Krause, CEO of Innoopract and Member of the Board of Directors of the Eclipse Foundation.

RAP enables for the first time server-side usage of the Eclipse workbench concept and OSGi components for Ajax applications. The platform, to which Innoopract contributed a substantial code base, is also supported by 1&1, the world's largest web hosting company.

Innoopract has already released several applications based on the RAP platform, among them the popular Eclipse download service "Yoxos On Demand," providing a free service to individually configure and download Eclipse installations. (

"Distribution services are an important complement to the technology produced by the Eclipse community," said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of Eclipse. "We welcome the move by Innoopract as a leading company in Eclipse distribution and as a long time Eclipse member and contributor to become a strategic member. With Innoopract's technology contributions in the Ajax and packaging space Eclipse is further expanding its capabilities as a platform for software-as-a-service offerings."

Innoopract is also a contributor to the Eclipse Packaging Project, the g-Eclipse project and Eclipse Plugin Central which it donated to Eclipse with two other member companies last May. The Eclipse Packaging Project will deliver preconfigured and ready-to-install packages of Eclipse Components. Each package will contain a different set of functionality covering a particular field of interest. The first packages will be available in conjunction with the Eclipse Europa Release next June at

The g-Eclipse project currently develops an Eclipse-based workbench for grid computing in close cooperation with the European Union and several research facilities. The goal is to develop Eclipse-based tooling standards for using grid computing and facilitate access to existing grid infrastructures.

Apart from its contributions to the Eclipse Foundation, Innoopract is known as a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies on questions about the strategic adoption of Eclipse as a tooling and application platform. Innoopract's core competences include tooling integration, handling and distribution of large development environments and consulting on the strategic adoption of Eclipse. Innoopract's Yoxos Eclipse Distribution is the leading solution for Eclipse integration and deployment.

Innoopract has offices in Karlsruhe and Munich, Germany and in Portland, Oregon USA. Innoopract supports companies in among others, the Automotive, IT, Telecommunication, Financial and Healthcare Industries.

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About Innoopract

Innoopract is a leading provider of solutions for Eclipse management and delivery. Innoopract supports enterprises in assessing quality, building, bundling and distributing Eclipse components for tooling and application platforms. As a Strategic Member of the Eclipse Foundation Innoopract is advancing Eclipse in the area of software-as-a-service, leading projects like the Rich Ajax Platform and the Eclipse Packaging project. With Yoxos, the popular Eclipse distribution Innoopract helps enterprises take full advantage of the broad ecosystem of Eclipse tools, plug-ins and platforms.

Yoxos is a trademark of Innoopract Informationssysteme GmbH. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

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