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Eclipse Foundation Election Process
Each year, the Eclipse Foundation holds elections for board members representing two very important
groups within the Eclipse membership: the Committers and the Solutions Members. The number of these
elected representatives is a ratio of the total number of Strategic Members.
These elections are held pursuant to Sections 3.3 and 3.5 of the Eclipse Foundation Bylaws.
The term of office for these elected board members is one year, commencing April 1.
Voting for the elected board members is done using single transferrable voting.
Each Solutions Member gets one vote.
Each Committer Member gets one vote. Note that committers who are employees of Member companies have
all the rights and privileges (including voting) of a Committer Member. Individual committers must join the Eclipse Foundation as Committer Members by signing the
Membership Agreement in order to be allowed to vote.
Voting is done electronically via a web interface on www.eclipse.org. Each eligible voter is provided
with the URL and a userid and password with which to vote several days in advance of the voting.
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