Representatives of Genuitec, SAS Institute, the University of Washington and IBM were elected to the board on Tuesday. The four join software executives from IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Ericsson, MontaVista Software, QNX Software Systems, SAP and Serena Software, who are current board members. A new executive director of Eclipse has not yet been chosen, according to the foundation.
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The composition of Eclipse's governing board is closely watched, because the organization is in the process of breaking off from IBM and ceding control of Eclipse software's technical direction. In January, Sun Microsystems sent an, expressing concern over the influence IBM employees will have, even within the newly formed independent organization.
Eclipse plans to choose a new executive director who will take over the duties of Skip McGaughey, an IBM executive who was on loan to Eclipse.
Another important matter for the board to consider is potential collaboration with other Java development tools organizations, notably theand , Sun's own open-source Java tools project.