There are five types of membership to the Eclipse Foundation, four for organizations, and one for individuals.
There are two types of strategic members: Strategic Developers and Strategic Consumers. Strategic Developers are major contributors of technology to Eclipse. Each strategic developer will have at least eight developers assigned full time to developing Eclipse technology and contribute annual dues of 0.12% of revenue (minimum $25K, maximum $250K). Strategic Consumers are major users of Eclipse technology. They contribute annual dues of 0.2% of revenues (minimum $50K, maximum $500K) but can reduce the dues by contributing one or two developers to Eclipse projects, reducing their dues by $125K for each developer, to the minimum of $50K.
Each strategic member has a representative on the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors allowing them direct influence over the strategic direction of Eclipse. Strategic members also have a seat on the Eclipse Requirements Council providing input and influence over the themes and priorities over the Eclipse technology.
In addition, Strategic Developer companies are expected to lead one or more of the Eclipse open source projects and have representation on the Eclipse Planning and Architecture Council. This allows Strategic Developers to have direct input into the development and architecture of Eclipse.
See the current Strategic Members.
Enterprise Members are generally larger organizations (>1,000 employees) that rely heavily on Eclipse technology as a platform for internal development projects and/or act strategically with products and services built on, or with, Eclipse. These organizations want to influence and participate in the development of the Eclipse ecosystem. .
Enterprise Members are looking for:
The annual membership dues for Enterprise Members is $125,000 USD.
See the current Enterprise Members.
The Eclipse ecosystem is a vibrant community of major software vendors, small innovative software start-ups, leading information and publishing organizations, education and service providers and influential research and standards organizations. The community works to develop the complementary products, services and information, and market specific solutions that have been critical to the success of the Eclipse Platform. Being a member of this community allows organizations to benefit from the success of Eclipse.
A number of special programs, discounts and services are provided to Solutions Members (and Enterprise, Strategic). For example, discounts towards EclipseCon Sponsorship, providing Foundation quotes for product releases, participation in special sponsorship events.
Solutions Members are organizations that will:
The annual membership fee for Solutions Members is tiered based on revenue (all values USD):
See the current Solutions Members.
Associate Membership is non-voting, but as members, Associates can submit requirements, participate in all project reviews and participate fully in the Annual Meeting of the Membership at Large, as well as any scheduled quarterly update meetings of the same. This provides a unique advantage to understand plans, directions, and to network with the full Eclipse ecosystem
Associate membership is free for non-for-profit organizations, standards bodies, universities, research institutes, media and publishing, government and other organization types as defined by the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. All other organizations, including for-profits, may also become Associate Members with annual dues of $5,000USD per year.
See the current Associate Members.
As noted in the Eclipse Development Process, committers are those people who through a process of meritocracy are able to contribute and commit code to their Eclipse projects. Committers may be members by virtue of working for a member organization, or may choose to complete the membership process independently if they are not. For further explanation and details, see the Committer Membership page.
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