March 20, 2006

MYSQL AB Joins the Eclipse Foundation

Anonymous Reader writes "SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 20, 2006 -- MySQL AB, developer of the world's
most popular open source database, today announced it has joined the Eclipse
Foundation as an Add-In Provider. The company plans to contribute work to
the Eclipse Data Tools Platform project (http://eclipse.org/datatools) and
collaborate with Zend Technologies and others on the proposed Eclipse PHP
IDE project (http://www.eclipse.org/proposals/php-ide). The announcement
was made in advance of the EclipseCon 2006 conference, being held here this
week.

"It will be exciting to see what results from two large and active open
source software communities coming together," said Mike Milinkovich,
executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "We welcome the contributions
from MySQL AB and their database developer community to our efforts."

Kaj Arnö, MySQL AB's vice president of community relations, said, "MySQL
wants to support the community of open source developers who use the Eclipse
platform and IDE to build applications in a variety of programming
languages -- notably Java, C++, PHP, and Python. By sharing innovation with
our fellow members, we're excited to participate in the Data Tools Platform
project to provide open source SQL tools for database developers and DBAs.
Likewise, we also look forward to working with Zend and others on the
Eclipse PHP IDE project, delivering tighter MySQL product integration for
our sizeable PHP developer community."

Andi Gutmans, Zend Technologies' co-founder and vice president of
technology, said, "MySQL and PHP have such a natural and historic bond, it's
great to have MySQL working with Zend and other PHP community members on the
Eclipse PHP IDE project and similar collaborative efforts. This is a good
example of how open source cooperation can benefit community developers,
software vendors and corporate end-users alike by delivering standard tools
and solutions that will further facilitate application development with
PHP."

About the Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing
an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building
software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the
software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language
development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and
performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded
development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors,
innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals
extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation
that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse
Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable
database products -- including MySQL Network, a comprehensive set of
certified software and premium support services. The company's flagship
product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more
than 8 million active installations. Many of the world's largest
organizations, including Yahoo!, Alcatel, The Associated Press, Suzuki and
NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power
high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and
packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States -- and operations around
the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate
customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information
about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com."

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