Red Hat Executive Joins ObjectWeb Board


United States, January 21, 2004

Red Hat Executive Vice President of Engineering, Paul Cormier, elected to ObjectWeb Consortium Board of Directors to help guide strategic direction.

The ObjectWeb Open Source consortium hosts JOnAS, an open source implementation of the functionnalities set forth in the J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) specification. Downloaded by more than 100,000 people, JOnAS is used on different operating systems in hundreds of operational applications, including e-commerce, e-portal, management systems, intranet applications, document processing, inventory systems, reservation systems, and banking applications.

"The addition of Paul Cormier on our Board of Directors is a very good thing for a non-profit organization like ObjectWeb,†said Christophe Ney, President of the ObjectWeb Executive Committee. “Paul's experience and involvement in the field of professional Open Source will greatly help us implement and execute on strategic decisions for the sustainable development of the code base."

Red Hat announced in August that they had joined the ObjectWeb Consortium to help optimize JOnAS for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat has been working with ObjectWeb to develop an application server solution to be made available to Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers in 2004. An early beta of the application server is on display in Red Hat Booth #790.

About the ObjectWeb Consortium
Founded in 2002 by Bull, France Telecom and INRIA, ObjectWeb is a consortium of leading companies and research organizations from around the world who have joined forces to produce next generation of Open Source Middleware. ObjectWeb's goal is to provide Real-Time Enterprises with independent solutions which combine quality and robustness at the best possible performance/cost ratio. ObjectWeb targets alternative solutions to proprietary products for e-business, EAI, data connectivity, grid computing, and enterprise messaging. Based on Open Standards, ObjectWeb's middleware includes application servers, components, frameworks and tools. Examples of ObjectWeb's "cost killer" middleware are JOnAS - an Open Source implementation of the J2EE specification, JORAM JMS - a Message Oriented Middleware and Enhydra - a Java/XML Application Server. To find out more about ObjectWeb, visit - LinuxWorld NYC: ObjectWeb is on Booth #15.

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