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Daily Dose - Mylyn Becomes Top Level Project

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After a major reorganization at the beginning of this year, the Eclipse Mylyn ALM (application lifecycle management) project has earned 'top level' status.  Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, says that Mylyn has become the de facto ALM integration framework at Eclipse.  With today's announcement, Mylyn now becomes a core component of the Eclipse strategy.

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New Apache Executive Officers
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