Each organization has their own unique reasons for joining the Eclipse Foundation. Some see it as an opportunity to network,
learn and work with other organizations who are making strategic use of Open Source.
Others join because of the many marketing benefits available. We invite you to explore the benefits of membership on this page to learn
how your organization might benefit. If you have questions about any of these benefits, or would like to
suggest some that may be missing - please email us.
Membership in the Eclipse Foundation
allows organizations to leverage the resources of
the community and achieve a higher return on their investment in Eclipse products and services. Eclipse
members are offered a unique opportunity to understand the trends and directions of the
Eclipse technology and participate in marketing programs that drive potential users to your offerings.
There are three areas to discover the many benefits of membership:
- A high level summary of benefits, by membership level, can be found here.
- The Eclipse Bylaws describe certain rights summarized here.
- The Eclipse Foundation runs a number of programs that change over time to benefit our
membership. A summary of some of those programs is described in the table below.
Advertising space on eclipse.orgStrategic Members receive advertising space on various eclipse.org web pages. Solution and Enterprise members can purchase advertising space on eclispe.org web pages.
Member Designation on Eclipse MarketplaceStrategic, Enterprise and Solution members will receive
special designation for their listing on Eclipse Marketpalce.
This designation means their listing will be accessible from the
Eclipse Marketplace Client, making it easier for Eclipse users to install
member solutions directly into Eclipse.
Link to your Eclipse distros from eclipse.org/downloadsMembers can participate in the members distros program.
Organizational Membership page Eclipse.org Web SiteLinks posted on Eclipse.org are heavily trafficed and well indexed. Each member is provided the opportunity to
post their company information, product information and logo on their own membership page.
- News links posted on Eclipse.org are heavily trafficed and read tens of thousands of times
each. The Eclipse.org web site highlights
members’ news related stories in the Community section.
Support for Press releasesEclipse Foundation will provide
press assistance and quotes for new member’s press releases and ongoing
member product announcements.
Access to Member Marketing mailing listMailing lists are a key method that the foundation uses to communicate with the
membership. Please note some of the mailing lists that
are available. As members, you will certainly want to sign up for the
mailing list. This list will be useful not only to people marketing Eclipse
based products and services, but also Engineering managers, directors and
executives interested in keeping abreast of activities in the Eclipse ecosystem.
Special Promotional ActivitiesThe size and popularity of Eclipse community presents members unique promotional
opportunities, ex. advertising supplements, newsletter sponsorships, etc. Some promotional activities will be limited
to Strategic, Solutions and Enterprise Members depending on the context.
Networking and Learning
Promote special offers to other members in Foundation NewsletterHave a special offer you want to offer other members? Place a short ad in the Foundation Newsletters!
EclipseCon DiscountsThe Eclipse community host three annual conferences in North American and Europe.
This is a perfect opportunity
to meet potential partners and customers. Eclipse members receive
preferential exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities, show discounts
and other members only opportunities.
Members Meetings and TeleconferencesEclipse member meetings
and committee discussions create many opportunities to network with other
technical, marketing and business development professionals. Members
discuss and leverage shared resources to solve Member problems and grow
the Eclipse community. There are two face-to-face members meets and two teleconference meetings each year, plus
many other opportunities and events.
Membership At Large AccessMembers will automatically be subscribed to the Eclipse membership-at-large
mailing list which contains consolidated information regarding the Eclipse ecosystem including notice of
upcoming members meetings, project reviews, events and other important information. It represents a single
feed of information to keep up with the activities of the Eclipse Foundation.
Quarterly Director ReportsEach quarter our members will receive access to important statistics and information
about the Eclipse Ecosystem. The
Executive Directors Report contains a summary of new members, foundation activities and plans, market research and
other relevant stats, and a general update of the Ecosystem.
The project update represents a summary of Eclipse project activities including new proposals, release plans
and other important project information.
Monthly Member NewslettersEach month our members will be emailed the Eclipse Member
Newsletter, which gives a summary of important news, events and special offers pertaining to members.