Leading Commercial Open Source CRM Provider SugarCRM Joins the Eclipse Foundation
Membership Supports the SugarCRM Community Development Platform of Choice
Cupertino, CA (March 20, 2006) SugarCRM Inc. announced today that that is has joined the Eclipse Foundation Inc., the leading open source software development community, to support the continued development of Eclipse's development platform. SugarCRM joins the Eclipse Foundation as an Add-In-Provider member of the Eclipse Foundation.
Eclipse is the leading open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) supported by the Eclipse Foundation and open source communities worldwide. Eclipse offers a development platform for both has large-scale development projects and smaller open source initiatives. It supports version control system (VCS) repository access, automatic expansion of method name, visual diff, debugger with graphical user interface and plug-ins. The Eclipse IDE is the development platform of choice within the SugarCRM community.
SugarCRM's decision to join the Eclipse Foundation is in recognition of the breadth and depth the Eclipse development environment offers to improve open source collaboration worldwide.
"We are pleased to welcome SugarCRM into the Eclipse Foundation. SugarCRM's strong community and knowledge of open source development will provide valuable support for the Eclipse platform," said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
"SugarCRM is delighted to be an Add-In Provider member of the Eclipse Foundation, as we will help collaboration efforts between both Eclipse and SugarCRM's open source communities," states John Roberts, co-founder, chairman and CEO of SugarCRM.
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++, PHP 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
SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes. SugarCRM's Sugar Suite easily adapts to any business environment by offering a more flexible, cost-effective alternative than proprietary applications. SugarCRM's open source architecture allows companies to more easily customize and integrate customer-facing business processes in order to build and maintain more profitable relationships. SugarCRM offers several deployment options, including on-demand, on-premise and appliance-based solutions to suit customers' security, integration and configuration needs. For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll free in the US, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.sugarcrm.com.