September 1, 2011

Foundation Updates in This Issue

Celebrate 10 Years of Eclipse at EclipseCon Europe

EclipseCon Europe 2011 Eclipse will be 10 years old this November, and we'll be celebrating at EclipseCon Europe. Come help us mark 10 years of great open source, great innovation, and great community. This year's keynotes cover diverse topics: a 10-Year Retrospective of Eclipse, Arduino, and Model-Based Software Engineering.
The technical program is being finalized right now, and the full schedule will be on the website very soon.
This year we have early-bird pricing, so sign up by September 30 and save. We look forward to celebrating 10 years of Eclipse with you in Ludwigsburg on November 2 - 4.

Eclipse Training Series

The Eclipse Foundation, in partnership with Eclipse member companies, is offering a series of fall training classes. The virtual and onsite instructor-led, hands-on classes will be held from October 17 to November 25, and feature technologies such as Eclipse RCP, Equinox, BIRT, and modeling. Check the training class web page after September 10 for details.

10th Birthday Parties

cake From November 1 to November 30, we are inviting Eclipse members around the world to organize and attend Eclipse 10th Birthday parties. The parties will feature Eclipse demos along with birthday cake and community networking.

Eclipse Members' Meeting

The quarterly Eclipse Members' Meeting will be Friday, September 29, at 11:30am EDT (15:30 UTC) via GoToMeeting at this URL. The meeting will include an important segment on how Eclipse 4.x (currently 4.2) will affect our members. An agenda will be posted on the members mailing list in mid-September.

Changes to Eclipse Bylaws

The recently proposed revisions to the Eclipse Foundation Bylaws were voted on and approved, with 224 voting "yes," and 5 voting "no." The changes went into effect on August 15, 2011. The revised Bylaws have been published on the Governance page on the site. Below is a summary of the Bylaw changes:
  • Replace the annual Roadmap with an annual community report
  • Eliminate the Membership Committee. Make the IP Advisory Committee a Standing Committee
  • Delete the Requirements Council
  • Put the Architecture Council in charge of future revisions of the Eclipse Development Process
  • Delete the requirement for there to be a ratio of Strategic Consumers to Strategic Developers
  • Remove the requirement that the AGM be in Q1
  • Allow for flexibility in covering expenses
  • Sustaining Member board reps need to be a Sustaining Member
  • One committer one vote; the total number of candidates from the same organization may not exceed one-half of the total number of seats available for that year's annual at-large election

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Eclipse Testing Day
September 7, 2011
Neuss, Germany

Eclipse Day Italy
September 22-23, 2011
Milan, Italy

Focus on Eclipse at Oracle OpenWorld
October 2-6, 2011
San Francisco, CA, USA

Eclipse Embedded Day Spain
October 17, 2011
Zamudio, Spain

Nuxeo World
October 20-21, 2011
Paris, France

EclipseCon Europe
November 2-4, 2011
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Eclipse Day Paris
November 8, 2011
Paris, France

Eclipse Day Paris
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