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Mike Milinkovich Named Eclipse's Executive Director
OTTAWA, CANADA - June 1, 2004 - The Eclipse Board of Directors today
named Mike Milinkovich executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, effective
June 1. Milinkovich's broad experience in business development, hands-on
knowledge of object-oriented technology and responsiveness to the needs
of the developer community led to his selection. Milinkovich previously
served as vice president of OracleAS Technical Services at Oracle Corporation.
During his more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry,
he demonstrated solid executive leadership, fulfilling both technical
and business roles.
"I see my role as broadening the Eclipse open-source project and
continuing the rapid growth of the Eclipse ecosystem," said Mike
Milinkovich, executive director of Eclipse. "It is my goal that Eclipse
continues to be a focal point for open-source innovation in the software
Announcing this appointment, board member Jonathan Khazam, general manager
of Intel Corporation's Software Products Division, said, "Mike's
experience and leadership skills will help assure continued growth for
Eclipse, providing a solid basis for tools innovation within this budding
ecosystem. The Eclipse Board is confident Mike will do an outstanding
job building on the success Eclipse has seen to date."
Milinkovich's initial priorities will include the following tasks:
His leadership will be critical to establishing, extending and implementing
the Eclipse roadmap and engaging with open-source projects, commercial
development organizations, consumers, academic and research communities,
standard bodies and individuals to grow the Eclipse ecosystem.
Milinkovich has held key management positions at Oracle, WebGain, The
Object People and Object Technology International Inc. (which subsequently
became a wholly-owned subsidiary of IBM), assuming responsibility for
development, product management, marketing, strategic planning, finance
and business development.
Milinkovich earned his Master of Science degree in Information and Systems
Sciences and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University in
"With constitution of our founding Board of Directors, Eclipse is now traveling on the industry-neutral path that is critical for integration technology," said Skip McGaughey, spokesperson for Eclipse. "This launches the most significant step forward in the evolution of Eclipse as an organization. For the Open Source development community we're establishing a support base that will strengthen the projects and expand a powerful reusable architecture. For commercial and academic users of Eclipse technology, this means a more open management process and improved choices in a stable and reliable environment."
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