The Eclipse Foundation has transitioned to Europe as part of our continued global expansion. Our goal is to grow the global ecosystem and advance strategic open source projects with international impact.
“We are very excited about the move of the Eclipse Foundation to its new base in Brussels,” said Dominik Schiener, co-founder of IOTA Foundation. “Home to some of the leading advocates and policy makers for digital rights, data privacy and open source, the EU is helping to shape the future of the internet and beyond. Being based out of Brussels will help to further strengthen and advance the position of the Eclipse Foundation and will support the entire open source community to gain further adoption and recognition not just within enterprises, but also on a policy level.”
– Dominik Schiener, IOTA Foundation
“If you peek behind the curtain of more recent innovations, you will often find a foundation that is built on open source contributions. As a founding and strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, we know that it has been fostering open collaboration in the industry for more than a decade,” said Juergen Mueller, chief technology officer and member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. “This move will strengthen the foundation's world-wide communities and help to boost the use of open source technologies in Europe, enabling organizations to innovate faster and gain competitive advantages.”
– Juergen Mueller, SAP
“Open source software is a key enabler for our work in helping to create environmental policy, create safer cities, and drive the adoption of new mobility concepts. For many years, the Eclipse Foundation has been an outstanding partner and community leader supporting our efforts,” said Prof. Dr. Katharina Seifert of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). “With Eclipse SUMO at its core, the openMobility Working Group is just one example of the Eclipse Foundation bringing together researchers and diverse industry players to collaborate on a common platform in an open, vendor-neutral environment. We are thrilled that they have chosen to establish a new base in Europe and look forward to partnering with the EU team for many years to come to build a global connected and automated mobility ecosystem.”
– Dr. Katharina Seifert, DLR
“IBM and the Eclipse Foundation have been working to expand the adoption of open source technology around the world for nearly two decades,” said Todd Moore, vice president of Open Technology and Advocacy, IBM. “We look forward to continuing to support the Eclipse Foundation, to enhance its international expansion, and to advance open innovation.”
– Todd Moore, IBM
“The open source model, and the collaboration upon which it depends, are the very foundations for innovation and growth across multiple global industries,” said Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Director, Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation, SprinD GmbH. “These guiding principles are critical to the task we are undertaking to jumpstart innovation here in Germany and beyond. Partners like the Eclipse Foundation are an incredibly important part of our work, so we are very happy to see them investing in the EU and expanding globally to help us leverage open source technologies to jointly bring the future to life.”
– Rafael Laguna de la Vera, SprinD
“Open source is at the core of our corporate philosophy,” said Cédric Brun, CEO of Obeo. “As a strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, we are deeply delighted to see the organization expanding to Europe. Open collaboration with a global ecosystem of innovators will keep Europe’s strategic industries on pace with the very latest developments and trends.“
– Cédric Brun, Obeo
“Free Software (Open Source) is the key to ensuring that technology empowers rather than restricts us. To make Free Software the default, companies of all sizes play a crucial role. The Free Software Foundation Europe gladly works together with business organisations to reach this goal. Therefore, as the largest organisation focusing on public awareness, policy and legal topics in Europe, the FSFE welcomes the Eclipse Foundation as a strong partner in Europe. We look forward to collaborating on helping individuals and organisations to understand, use and develop Free Software.“
– Matthias Kirschner, President Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE)
“OpenForum Europe warmly welcomes the Eclipse Foundation’s move to Europe as it is a major recognition of the large and growing role of open source in Europe’s efforts to digitise industry as well as society at large,” said Sachiko Muto, CEO, OpenForum Europe. “One of our organisation’s primary goals is to encourage increased exchange and understanding of open source technologies between European governments, the EU institutions, and open source stakeholders. We believe that the Eclipse Foundation will be an important source of experience and knowledge in Europe, and in particular Brussels.“
– Sachiko Muto, CEO, OpenForum Europe
“The Eclipse Foundation and its governance have been critical to the success of many of the innovative open source projects in which we participate,” said Chris Wright, Red Hat’s CTO. “As a Strategic Developer member, we are pleased to support their continued expansion. The new European-based organization will serve to strengthen and expand our community partnerships within the foundation’s global ecosystem.“
– Chris Wright, Red Hat
“Open source software is now clearly a global, transformative phenomenon that requires international representation,” said Josh Simmons, president, Open Source Initiative. “I'm thrilled that the Eclipse Foundation has stepped up to fulfill this role for Europe. A well-governed foundation within the European Union further strengthens open source efforts around the world and helps to ensure more choice and diversity in software development.“
– Josh Simmons, Open Source Initiative
“It is great that the Eclipse Foundation has finalized its transition to the EU,” said Dr. Stefan Ferber, CEO of Bosch.IO. “This move is going to serve as a catalyst for European organizations that want to leverage the potential of open source technologies to speed their own innovation and increase their competitive advantage.“
– Dr. Stefan Ferber, Bosch.IO
“We applaud the global expansion to bring more open source governance options to Europe and look forward to collaborating across foundations in the future,” said Chris Aniszczyk, vice president of Developer Relations at the Linux Foundation and CTO of CNCF.“
– Chris Aniszczyk, Linux Foundation
“ADLINK embraced Eclipse as the open source foundation of choice a few years ago and since then we have worked closely with the community to advance the state of the art in IoT and Edge Native Technologies,” said Jim Liu, CEO, ADLINK. “We applaud the Eclipse Foundation’s decision to become a European organization as this will positively impact the growth in collaboration and sharing of great quality open source software.“
– Jim Liu, ADLINK
"For the institutes of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the leading research organization for application-oriented research in Europe, open source plays an important role in many research areas. What counts for us in our research is practical applicability and at the same time scientific excellence. Numerous results of Fraunhofer research are based on the idea of open source software or contribute to it. The establishment of the Eclipse Foundation in Europe will certainly further strengthen its role not only in terms of its international significance, but also particularly for European and German research," says Dr. Tom Ritter, Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS.
– Dr. Tom Ritter, Fraunhofer Insititute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)
“We congratulate the Eclipse Foundation on moving to become European,” said Bryan Che, Chief Strategy Officer, Huawei Technologies. “Through this move, the Eclipse Foundation will provide an ideal platform for Europe to build global open source technologies while supporting digital competitiveness along with increased opportunities for global companies to collaborate in and with Europe. At Huawei, we strongly support open source and open governance to develop innovative technologies for the shared benefit of everyone. And, with our over 13,000 employees across the continent, we look forward to partnering with the Eclipse Foundation to invest in the future of open source in Europe.“
– Bryan Che, Huawei
“Open source software underpins the most significant and widely used technologies today and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future,” said Basem Vaseghi, Daimler TSS’ head of FOSS Competency Group. “We’re thrilled to join the Eclipse Foundation on this journey as we help to enable the next wave of open source adoption and contribution.“
– Basem Vaseghi, Daimler TSS
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