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Eclipse Lyo is generating a lot of buzz. Steve Speicher’s blog post about the upcoming 1.0 official release has been heavily read and contributed to the busiest day ever for open-services.net. Eclipse Lyo co-lead, Mike Fiedler, also delivered the most popular OSLC Community Webcast yet, which he covered “OSLC access and debugging using your browser” (if you missed it, or need a refresher, check out the YouTube playlist). It is not uncommon for me to learn of organizations (both ISVs and end users) starting OSLC initiatives, and they are all thrilled to learn about Eclipse Lyo and how they can leverage and benefit from it. For existing OSLC implementations to maximize their value, more OSLC implementations are required, and Eclipse Lyo is making it easier and more attractive for all organizations to do just that.

Given all that, it occurred to me that an aspect of the upcoming webcast from Mike Loeffler of General Motors may easily have been missed: the Proof of Concept (PoC) integration between IBM CLM and Siemens Teamcenter that they created was simplified and expedited by using Reference Implementations for OSLC (RIOs) that are part of Eclipse Lyo. Even if integrating top ALM and PLM solutions is not relevant to you, you won’t want to miss this webcast if you’re planning an OSLC implementation! Whether you use the RIOs as learning tools, test targets, or as a starting point for your solution, they can help you realize the value of the OSLC investment sooner than you might expect.