Vol 71 Issue 2 2004-01-12 Article 12026 from section "News"

Governance Board Election Results Announced

The NetBeans[TM] software and community have been selected as finalists
in the categories of "Best Software Development Product" and "Best Open
Source Project or Service" for the 19th Annual Codie Awards. The
Software & Information Industry Association determined that the NetBeans
software and community were selected as Codie finalists from more than
800 nominations by over 600 companies.

The NetBeans platform serves as a foundation for Sun's developer tools
strategy and the Sun Java[TM] Studio products, which includes the Sun
Java[TM] Studio Creator application development tool. The products are
designed for tight integration with the Sun Java[TM] Enterprise System.

"On behalf of the developers who have built this thriving community,
we'd like to thank the industry for this formal recognition of the
innovation that the NetBeans software and community fosters," said James
Gosling, vice president, Sun Fellow and chief technology officer for
Sun's Developer Platforms group. "Developers benefit from the
contributions and synergies of the open source community and leading
commercial vendors, which are working together in a highly productive,
open model."

NetBeans 3.5 software has been downloaded 1.8 million times since it
June 2003 release, demonstrating its momentum.

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