ECF is a framework for building distributed servers, applications, and tools. It provides a modular implementation of the OSGi 4.2 Remote Services standard, along with support for REST-based and SOAP-based remote services, and asynchronous messaging for remote services.
See the ECF Wiki for examples, tutorials, other documentation, as well as plans and efforts currently underway for future releases.
The Getting Started tag appears to be hard-linked to the Users tag.
I think of the Getting Started tag as a place where readers go who are intending to get serious about ECF. If you want to get started with ECF, you definitely start off as a user. You may become a developer, but you start off as a user. However, I think it's more appropriate for this tag to contain specific information about how to 1) download ECF and 2) do something simple with it. That's what getting started means to me. So I recommend the following.