The following resolution was passed by the Board of Directors of the Eclipse Foundation on December 14, 2006.
RESOLVED, that in order to improve the satisfaction of consumers and adopters of Eclipse open source projects, the Board hereby instructs all Eclipse projects to:
- improve the usability of those extensible tools delivered to the community;
- improve the initial user experience of the software releases delivered to the community, with respect to packaging, installation and out-of-the box experience; and
- continue to comply with the Purposes of the Eclipse Foundation, with particular emphasis on "...supplying frameworks and exemplary, extensible tools..." in order to cultivate "...an ecosystem of complementary products, capabilities, and services."