Actuate Steering the Future of Spatial Technology as Eclipse LocationTech Industry Working Group Founding Member

Tue Mar 5, 2013 7:00am EST

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SAN MATEO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company - delivering more insights
to more people than all BI companies combined - today announced it has lent its
considerable expertise in developing viable, highly adopted open source
technology to the Eclipse LocationTech Industry Working Group. 

Actuate, which founded the popular BIRT project within Eclipse in 2004,
recognizes the intersection between the exponential growth in data volumes and
the requirement to harness and distill that data for consumption via touch
devices. The next step in the progression is certainly location-based
technology. LocationTech will be the leading community for individuals and
organizations to collaborate on commercially-friendly open source software that
is location aware. 

"Being part of LocationTech is a natural fit for Actuate and for BIRT," said
Jason Weathersby, Director of Evangelism and Community Development at Actuate.
"We've seen the BIRT community grow to over 2 million developers globally and
raised the standard of open source technology for data visualization. We believe
that LocationTech will change the game for location aware software development
in a similar way, by delivering value to developers and corporations who are
increasingly turning to open source software as the indicator of future

About LocationTech

LocationTech is hosted by the Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse is a vendor neutral
community for individuals and organizations who wish to collaborate on
commercially-friendly open source software. The Eclipse Foundation is a
not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts technology projects and
helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary
products and services. 

Eclipse hosts over 225 active open source projects and is supported by over 185
members. Eclipse employs 18 staff members to provide services to support the
ecosystem. These include: information technology, intellectual property
management, development process, ecosystem development, and event planning. 

LocationTech is the Eclipse Foundation's industry working group focusing on
location aware technologies. Members of LocationTech are also full fledged
members of the Eclipse Foundation. 

Actuate - The BIRT Company™

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more
than 2 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the
ActuateOne® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and
consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined - ensuring
organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the
proliferation of touch devices. 

The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom,
BIRT-based business analyticsand customer communications applications.
ActuateOne applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate any
data, including unstructured sources. They provide one user experience
regardless of skill level and are supported by one platform for any cloud,
hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device deployment. 

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a
diverse range of business areas including financial services,technology and the
public sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more
information, visit or engage with the BIRT community at

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