Mike Milinkovich, who previously was vice president of Oracle's application server technical services, is slated to become executive director of Eclipse on Tuesday. The appointment followsin February of a nonprofit organization in place of the consortium that under the same name. Until January, IBM executive Skip McGaughey had been the chairman.
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Milinkovich said in a statement that his top priorities as executive director include shipping the Eclipse 3.0 software in the early summer and the launch of a Web Tools Platform Project for improving Web development tools. He also said he intends to form a management organization to supervise the planning of Eclipse projects.
Milinkovich, who has experience with object-oriented programming, also worked at The Object People, whose flagship product, TopLink, was ultimately in 2002. TopLink is a tool for getting data out of relational databases with object-oriented programming languages.