Genuitec Demonstrates Commitment to Eclipse and Open Source - Company Sponsors a Full-Time Project Manager for the Eclipse Foundation's Maya Project

Genuitec's hiring of Tim Webb will ensure that the most qualified technologist will lead the open source "Maya" project, as well as provide Genuitec with a world-class expert to spearhead Genuitec's commercial provisioning solution.

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Flower Mound, TX (PRWEB) June 18, 2007

Genuitec, LLC, provider of the popular MyEclipse integrated development environment (IDE) and a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced today the hiring of respected industry technologist Tim Webb. Recently appointed as the lead for the open source "Maya" project at the Eclipse Foundation, Webb will also coordinate the development of Genuitec's commercial software provisioning solution.

"We're excited about the expertise Tim Webb is bringing to Genuitec," said Genuitec CEO Maher Masri. "His experience in the provisioning field is unmatched, and will provide Genuitec with a unique resource as we continue to provide necessary services to our enterprise customers."

Webb lead the internal project team that created the software provisioning tools being donated to the Eclipse Foundation by Cisco, a company with a long history of supporting and contributing to open source initiatives. Cisco and Webb realized that many enterprises could take advantage of their internally-developed technologies, and recently donated the "Maya" code base to the Eclipse Foundation to encourage broader adoption and innovation.

"Placing Tim Webb as the point man for the Maya project demonstrates that Cisco is committed to encouraging open-source collaboration," said Todd Williams, vice president of technology at Genuitec. "We're excited as a company to participate in broadening the "Maya" technology base with Tim at the helm, as well as collectively looking forward to him leading development of an advanced commercial solution for Genuitec's enterprise customers."

Genuitec's hiring of Webb will ensure that the most qualified technologist will lead the open source "Maya" project, as well as provide Genuitec with a world-class expert to spearhead Genuitec's commercial provisioning solution.

Webb will officially join Genuitec in late June, with Genuitec's first commercial-grade implementation of the Maya-based software provisioning tools scheduled for delivery in late 2007.

About the Maya Project
Cisco Systems, like many companies, has faced the challenge of marshaling their development tools and distribution models within the enterprise. Cisco's internally-developed software provisioning solution is addressing this common problem by providing centralized control of development tooling and distribution, while retaining maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness in the maintenance of sanctioned environments. Recognizing other companies' need for such a solution, Cisco chose to release the code base to the Eclipse Foundation as the "Maya" project in mid-2007.

About Genuitec
Genuitec, LLC, is an Eclipse-based company offering innovative Java and J2EE development tools. Genuitec offers training and expert consulting and development services for the Eclipse SDK and Rich Client Platforms. An original sponsor of Eclipse Plug-in Central, Genuitec joined the Eclipse Foundation early in 2003 and currently has an employee serving as an elected member of the board of directors, actively participating in the strategy development and direction of the organization. Genuitec LLC was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas.

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 http://www.eclipse.org.

Genuitec and MyEclipse are trademarks of Genuitec, LLC. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and should be treated as such. JRE, Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

North American Sales Contact: Genuitec, LLC, 2221 Justin Rd, #119-340, Flower Mound, TX 75028;
Tel: 888-267-4176 X 704, Fax: 214-853-4284; Website: http://www.genuitec.com.

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