Companies that are contributing committer's time to the project are:
BIRT uses the standard Eclipse process to elect new committers.
During the six months prior to the creation of the Eclipse BIRT project, Actuate was actively researching and developing capabilities that correspond to the initial BIRT projects. This involved researching the requirements, developing design for the BIRT XML Report Design, and development of initial code. Actuate seeded the BIRT project by donating the work from this research and development. Specifically:
Innovent and Actuate have over 10 years of experience each in the business intelligence market. The initial contribution for the BIRT project involved a significant number of experienced developers in this field and, going forward, the project is working with the Eclipse community to build on this initial code to deliver market leading reporting functionality to the open source Eclipse ecosystem.
In addition to the Actuate research and development work, Actuate is working with other Eclipse members to leverage existing code in other areas.