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.
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