December 2019 Edition

December Updates

New Members and Working Group Participants

Associate Member

Software Institute, USI

Solutions Members

OpenRegTech Ltd.

Eclipse IoT Working Group

Cedalo AG

OpenADx Working Group

Microsoft Corporation


OpenMobility Working Group

AVL List

Eclipse Bylaw Amendments - Voting Ends Soon!

As a reminder, a vote  to ratify the proposed Bylaw Amendments by the Membership At-Large is currently underway until December 12, 2019.  

The Eclipse Board of Directors, as well as the Eclipse Management Organization, have approved these changes and the next step is approval by the full membership. 

Ballots were delivered electronically to committer members and company representatives in November. Remember that Eclipse is unique in that committers who work for member companies or have completed the membership agreement are also members and have the privilege of voting.  If you haven’t voted yet , you still have time to help enable change and guide our direction forward.

Assuming it is ratified through this membership at-large vote, these revised Bylaws will come into effect on January 1, 2020.

To the many members who have already voted, your support is truly appreciated!

Questions and/or comments should be directed to

GitLab at Eclipse

As a means for Eclipse Foundation to adopt GitLab as a new project hosting platform, we’ve deployed a Proof of Concept GitLab site to allow the IT team to explore the features of the GitLab platform. GitLab is a modern, full-stack development platform, which includes source code and repository management, code review, issues tracking, Wiki, and much more.

The use of GitLab will allow us to move away from our own hosted forge and will allow our projects to move to the next generation of tools beyond Bugzilla, MediaWiki, and cGit, while still having the Foundation serve as the host of this infrastructure, and thus not necessarily utilizing GitHub. Please note that this does not mean Bugzilla, MediaWiki, etc. are being removed, but rather that we are creating an alternative, additional platform for new and existing projects to utilize.

A production-ready GitLab, available initially for new Eclipse projects but then following that for all projects, is slated for early 2020.

Please follow Bugzilla #537913 for more information and to track progress on this initiative.

2020 Board Elections

The 2020 Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors elections are coming up soon. Nominations will open on Monday, January 6. We'll be sending out a reminder on that date. Voting will begin on February 12, 2020, and end on March 3, 2020.

The positions of Sustaining representatives Members, representing Solutions and Enterprise Members, and Committer representatives are a vitally important part of the Eclipse Foundation's governance. We highly encourage everyone to consider participating.

Committer Satisfaction Survey

We recently initiated a Committer Satisfaction Survey via the Committers mailing list, asking for committers to share their thoughts about the value of various services that the Eclipse Management Organization (EMO) provides. The survey seeks input on our governance, IT, project infrastructure, and intellectual property management from the committer perspective. The survey will remain open until January 17/2019.

We intend to use the data to identify committer priorities and to learn where and how we can improve these services.

We urge all committers to participate in the survey to give us the best possible insight.

If you are a committer, you should have already received an email with a link to the survey. If you haven’t, please reach out to And if you are a manager, please strongly encourage the committers on your staff to help us maximize this critical member benefit.

Research at Eclipse in 2020

Keep Eclipse Foundation resources in mind as you start planning your 2020 research projects.

One of the member services we offer is to help research projects open source their code t

Reach out to us at to find out more about how to leverage our research support services as you start planning your research projects in 2020.

Upcoming Events

Email us to take advantage of the opportunity to promote your Eclipse training or other Eclipse event on the Events Map!

Edge Computing World
Dec 9-12, 2019
Silicon Valley, CA

ASAM International Conference
Dec 10-11, 2019
Dresden, Germany
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020
Brussels, Belgium

OOP Munich
Feb 2-7, 2020
Munich, Germany

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