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Open Source Innovations Set to Make a Major Impact in 2021 and Beyond

Happy New Year, everyone. Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021.

To start the year, we’re highlighting two projects that have recently made great strides forward and are set to make a significant impact in their respective industries in 2021 and beyond. These projects are prime examples of what’s possible when developers collaborate openly to advance technology on a level playing field.

As the year progresses, we’ll continue to share examples of key projects to watch. If your project has achieved a critical milestone, garnered industry attention, or is breaking new ground, we’d love to share your progress with the broader community. To get in touch with us about contributing an article to our newsletter, email

Happy Reading!
Shanda Giacomoni


The Open VSX Registry at the Eclipse Foundation: What You Need to Know

Jan Köhnlein describes how the Open VSX Registry delivers on the industry’s need for a more flexible and open approach to VS Code extensions and marketplace technologies.

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Eclipse Cyclone DDS: IoT Middleware for Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Demanding Systems

Erik Boasson explains how Eclipse Cyclone DDS became the default middleware for the ROS 2 Galactic Geochelone release and where it’s headed next.

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Committer Profile

Kevin Herron | Eclipse Milo and Sparkplug Committer

Kevin Herron talks about his early days using open source software, how he became a committer in the Eclipse IoT community, and why he loves hearing from people who are using Eclipse Milo.
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Community Updates

We’re Now the Eclipse Foundation AISBL

Our transition to Europe is complete, and we’re now formally established as the Eclipse Foundation AISBL, an international non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium. 

The IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey Needs Your Input

If you’re deploying or using commercial IoT and edge computing solutions, please complete our 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey before February 28. Complete the Survey ->

Top Webinars of 2020

If you missed any of our 50+ webinars in 2020, don’t worry, they’re still available on our YouTube channel. Watch the Recordings ->

Read the Obeo Member Case Study

Read our latest member case study to learn how Obeo has accelerated growth and increased its profile as a Strategic Member of the Eclipse Foundation. Read More ->
All members are welcome to participate in our case study initiative. Contact if you are interested!

New Project Proposals

The OSGi Specification Project software specifications enable development, deployment and management of embedded, server-side, and cloud-native applications by using software modularity to vastly improve the evolution, maintainability, and interoperability of applications and infrastructure. 
The Eclipse Temurin project provides code and processes that support the building of runtime binaries and associated technologies that are high performance, enterprise-caliber, cross-platform, open-source licensed, and Java SE TCK-tested for general use across the Java ecosystem. Read More ->
The Eclipse Temurin Compliance project is responsible for obtaining, managing, and executing the Oracle Java SE Compatibility Kit (JCK) on Eclipse Temurin binaries.  The work is done on private infrastructure and using code managed in closed repositories only available to committers of the Temurin Compliance. Read More ->

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Feb 6-7, 2021

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February 9, 2021

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February 16, 2021

Devnexus 2021
March 2-4, 2021
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