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Eclipse Member Newsletter May 2020

May Updates

  • Eclipse Foundation Announces Transition to Europe
  • Impact of the Eclipse Foundation’s Transition to Europe on Our Members
  • EclipseCon 2020 Update
  • Complete the IoT Developer Survey
  • Jakarta EE Developer Survey
  • Working Group Committee Elections

Eclipse Foundation

Announces Transition to Europe

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The Eclipse Foundation announced today that it is cementing its commitment to global expansion by establishing itself as a European-based organization.

Through the creation of Eclipse Foundation AISBL based in Brussels, we will be uniquely positioned to leverage our recent international growth and foster global industry collaboration on open source projects in strategic technologies, such as:

  • The cloud
  • Edge computing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Connected vehicles
  • Telecommunications
  • The Internet of Things

With this move, the Eclipse Foundation, which is already the largest open source organization in Europe, will build on its existing international membership base to accelerate the growth of its open ecosystem of developers, organizations, and public sector entities collaborating to advance technologies that are expected to have a major impact on global economies.

The Eclipse Foundation’s new home will enhance the ability of its members to participate in global collaboration on open source innovation. This will provide new opportunities for all, in a competitive global level playing field, to bring new technologies and solutions to the global market.

The establishment of the new legal entity is expected to be finalized by July 2020.

Read the full announcement here. Follow our transition's progress at


Impact of the Eclipse Foundation's

Transition to Europe on Our Members

The Eclipse Foundation exists in support of our members. We know our members are continuously looking for a home for their open source initiatives that provides strong and sustainable governance, and we will continue to provide that.

This decision by the Board to transition to Europe is an important step in the ongoing evolution of Eclipse Foundation as a global, diverse open source foundation capable of hosting and driving open source projects that are strategic to our stakeholders. We believe the new opportunities afforded by the pivot will bring value to our members. That value will be delivered directly as a result of participation in new opportunities, as well as through the long-term benefits and assurance that comes from Eclipse’s continuing efforts to evolve and entrench its overall position in the open source market.

The transition will not have any day-to-day impact on our members, their projects, or our working groups. As we establish our new Belgian-based organization, we will transition our membership base as well. This transition will be seamless, with no significant changes to the terms of membership, or participation in our working groups. The specifics of this transition will be shared over the coming months.

Given that the Foundation already operates with a staff based in Canada, Europe, and the U.S., there will be no interruption or change in service from our team.

Please review the email sent by Mike Milinkovich today on our membership. Further details will be shared over the coming weeks and months.

 Additional Resources
Information on the Eclipse Foundation’s plans and how interested parties can get involved can be found at Resources include:


EclipseCon 2020 Update

We hope you have saved the dates for EclipseCon 2020: October 19-22. Although this year's event is virtual, the experience will have the same feeling: three days of great technical content, preceded by a day focused on community interactions.

Call for Proposals
If you would like your talk accepted early, be sure to submit by June 3. The deadline for all submissions is June 15.
Community Day
An online Community Day will be a big part of EclipseCon 2020. Community Day can serve as a focal point for gathering your existing community and as a way to invite new members to join.

If your group would like to join (and you have the resources to organize and execute an interactive online gathering), email — the earlier, the better, since space is limited!

We will be finalizing EclipseCon 2020 sponsorship opportunities over the next few weeks. For more information, email


Complete the IoT Developer Survey

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The IoT Working Group has launched the IoT Developer Survey for 2020, and for the first time, it includes questions about how developers are incorporating edge computing technologies into their IoT solutions.

Now in its sixth year, the IoT Developer Survey is the IoT industry’s largest developer survey. It provides valuable insights into the requirements, priorities, and perceptions in active IoT developer communities.

Completing the survey gives you a unique opportunity to influence the roadmaps of the Eclipse IoT Working Group and the Eclipse Edge Native Working Group. IoT and edge technologies are intrinsically intertwined, and your choices for development tools, architectures, deployment technologies, security, connectivity, and other aspects will help ensure our working groups continue to focus on your top priorities and requirements for cloud-to-edge IoT solution development.

The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and we encourage all developers in the IoT ecosystem to add their voice.

The survey is open until June 26 and you can access the survey here.


Jakarta EE Developer Survey


On May 5, 2020, the Jakarta EE 2020 Developer Survey closed with over two thousand responses from developers around the globe. It was an outstanding response from our community!

Three years running strong, this survey is the enterprise Java ecosystem’s leading survey with thousands of developers sharing their insights from around the globe. The results of the 2020 survey will give platform vendors, enterprises, and individual developers in the enterprise Java ecosystem updated information about how the cloud native world for enterprise Java is unfolding and provide valuable insights relative to their strategies and businesses.

We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to contribute their voice and help the industry gain the broadest possible view of the state of cloud native technologies in the context of enterprise Java. We’re looking forward to sharing the key findings and insights from the survey responses in June.

For those who are curious, previous years’ survey results are available here.


Working Group Committee Elections 

Jakarta EE Working Group Committee Elections

Members of the Jakarta EE Working Group are reminded that elections for their 2020-21 committee representatives are being held this month and ballots have been distributed to eligible voters. 

The election closes on May 15 and the winning candidates will be announced shortly after the elections have concluded. 

Any questions regarding Working Group elections or ballot distribution may be directed to

Tangle EE Working Group Steering Committee Participant Representatives Elected

Members of the Tangle EE Working Group elected their participant representatives last week. The 2020-21 elected participant representatives joining Navin Ramachandran from IOTA Foundation to form the leadership team of the Tangle EE Steering Committee are:  

  • Philippe Calvez (ENGIE Lab CRIGEN-CSAI) 

  • Christoph Strnadl (Software AG)   

Thank you to all who stood for the elections, and congratulations to both Philippe and Christoph!

Upcoming Events

Virtual Eclipse IoT and Edge Native Day | May 28, 2020 | Virtual Event
SiriusCon2020 | June 18, 2020 | Virtual Event
EclipseCon 2020 | October 19-22, 2020 | Virtual Event

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 IoT Working Group

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 Eclipse Edge Native Working Group
Sparkplug Working Group

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