November 2019 Edition

November Updates

New Eclipse Foundation Members

Strategic Members



Solutions Members

AKITA Blockchain Solutions 

Cedalo AG

OpenADx Working Group


Eclipse Cloud Development Tools Working Group


Eclipse IoT Working Group

Kichwa Coders Canada Inc

Be Sure to Vote on Our Updated Bylaws

The Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors approved the update to the Foundation’s bylaws in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on October 21, 2019. Our bylaws have not been updated in many years so a governance renewal was needed to ensure our bylaws are aligned with our current objectives and activities. 

As the Eclipse Foundation continues to move into a broader technology arena that includes specifications and working groups, we are becoming a “big tent” of open collaboration. To that end, we want to ensure our bylaws will serve us well as we move forward.

A summary of the Bylaw changes including the new Bylaws with change bars and comments can be viewed here.

Mike Milinkovich, Eclipse Foundation’s Executive Director, also discussed the changes during the Annual General Member Meeting last week during EclipseCon Europe 2019.  You can watch the short presentation here.  As Mike notes, none of the changes impact or lesson membership rights or have any impact on our classes of membership.

Watch Your Email for Your Ballot

The final step for approval of the updated bylaws is consent from our members at large. Your vote matters a great deal because we must ensure we have an appropriate return of votes before we can implement the changes.

Ballots were sent to eligible committer and company representatives on November 5. Voting will take place until December 12, 2019. If you have not already done so, simply click yes or no on the ballot to approve or reject all of the changes. Please remember that one of the unique aspects of the Eclipse Foundation community is that committers who work for member companies and committers who have executed the Eclipse Membership Agreement are members and are eligible to vote.

We ask all members to vote to help guide our direction forward! If you are a member, please check your inbox and be sure to complete your ballot.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Our Updated IP Policy Has Fewer Admin Requirements

The Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors approved the update to the Eclipse Intellectual Property Policy in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on October 21, 2019.

 This major revision allows us to significantly update our intellectual property (IP) review process (due diligence) to focus on a License Compliance Model for third-party content to bring our processes in line with contemporary expectations. This shift will allow us to support agile development, enable continuous delivery, and scale modern day technology while remaining focused on risk mitigation.

 We plan to further reduce burdens and lower barriers by reducing administrative requirements. This includes removing the requirement for Eclipse projects to request IP reviews of third-party content before leveraging the content. This approach will allow for faster service, increase Eclipse project velocity, and provide more flexibility and predictability.

 Self-Service License Compliance Validation

Eclipse project teams will be able to validate their own license compliance during development against a board-approved license whitelist. Final IP clearance will still be required prior to formal release. 

 The onus on projects will be fairly lightweight as our tools will produce compliance reports. Project teams will only need to check in with the IP team if the compliance report indicates there are IP violations or restrictions. Project teams should take care to only introduce dependencies that are subject to compatible licenses at the onset of the project and during iterations.

 It’s important to remember our IP management bar remains very high and we will be checking with projects along the way to provide support and ensure project compliance.

 The Eclipse Foundation also plans to leverage other sources of license data and to donate curated license data as part of working with other open source groups who are focused on like-minded standards and compliance programs.

 For more information, you can check out Sharon Corbett’s presentation on IP Modernization as well as Wayne Beaton’s presentation from the annual Eclipse Membership Meeting held during EclipseCon Europe 2019. 

We’re very excited about this modernization effort. Stay tuned for more information through committer email communications and blog posts.

Welcome to Our Two New Strategic Members!

The 2019 program committee has been announced, and the group is hard at work drafting the program tracks for this year’s event. Submissions open on May 20.

The Eclipse Foundation welcomed Huawei and Konduit as Strategic members in October. 

Huawei has announced its strategic commitment to open source software and to participating in the Eclipse Foundation to drive its open source initiative forward. For more information about Huawei’s open source strategy, see Bryan Che’s talk at EclipseCon Europe 2019.

 Konduit has announced its commitment to driving the broad adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) through the development of common open infrastructure and providing support to open source AI ecosystems. 

Read Our Updated Code of Conduct

The Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors adopted an updated Code of Conduct at its October 2019 Board meeting. 

The Eclipse Foundation Code of Conduct is based on the work done by a diverse, open source community whose work is captured at Contributor Covenant. This group was instrumental in defining the original code of conduct the Eclipse Foundation adopted, and we have once again chosen to adopt their work as our own code of conduct

EclipseCon Europe 2019 Survey and Session Recordings

Thank you to all members who contributed to the success of EclipseCon Europe 2019 as sponsors, speakers, committee members, activity organizers, and attendees. It was truly a community-driven event, with a record number of attendees at Community Day on October 21.

Attendee Survey

If you haven’t already done so, please complete the short attendee survey to provide feedback on your experience. We read every response, and many of the changes over the years have come directly from suggestions on the survey.

Watch the Session Recordings

Visit our Youtube playlist to see the talks from EclipseCon Europe 2019. Most recordings have been uploaded; the rest will be added soon. Initial feedback from the conference has indicated that it represents some of the best technical content we have ever had.

To ensure you don’t miss our next video updates, subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re there.

Save the Date

Be sure to save the dates for next year: October 19-22, 2020, in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

IoT Commercial Adopters Survey

Is IoT strategic to your business? Have your say and participate in our 2019 IoT Commercial Adoption Survey! What are the leading industrial IoT use cases that will contribute to that impact? You tell us! 

With this survey, the Eclipse IoT Working Group wishes to help IoT ecosystem stakeholders get a better understanding of the IoT industry landscape and gain insights into the requirements, priorities, and challenges faced by organizations who are deploying and using commercial IoT solutions.

Take just a few minutes to complete the survey. Survey responses will be collected until November 29, 2019.

Eclipse Cloud Development Tools Working Group Launched

The Eclipse Cloud Development Tools working group was launched in September with five Strategic members (Broadcom, Ericsson, IBM, Red Hat, SAP) and four Participant members (EclipseSource, Intel, Software AG, TypeFox).

This working group drives the evolution and broad adoption of de facto standards for cloud development tools, including language support, extensions, and developer workspace definition.

Join the working group mailing list to find out more, or to join the working group!

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