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Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes from Oct. 23

Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes

October 23, 2007 at 12:00 pm EST


Next Call: November 6, 2007 at 12:00 pm EST

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Pass code 880932


Attended:  Han Dong (Wind River), Lynn Gayowski (Eclipse), Howard Lewis (Discovery Machine), Marc Miller (AMD), Shubhra Sinha (Replay Solutions), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse), Donald Smith (Eclipse), Eric von der Heyden (Innoopract), Sherry Weebaker (Klocwork), Melinda Wilson (Sybase) - apologies to anybody whose name was missed


FOUNDATION UPDATES (see below for information that was given on each event):

1. Eclipse Democamps

2. EclipseCon – call for submissions and sponsorship

3. EclipseWorld



Guest Speaker: Donald Smith, Director of Ecosystem Development with the Eclipse Foundation

Slides available at



1. Eclipse Democamps

Austin, Beijing, Budapest, Chicago, Karlsruhe, London, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Palo Alto, Portland, Sofia, Stuttgart, Toronto, Vancouver

Nov. 1-Dec. 14, 2007


Eclipse DemoCamps will take place around the world during November and December.  They are an opportunity to showcase all of the cool, interesting technology being built by the Eclipse community. It is also an opportunity for Eclipse enthusiasts to meet other local enthusiasts.



1) Organize a DemoCamp in your city – see details at

2) Demo your Eclipse technology  - sign up for your local DemoCamp at

3) Attend a DemoCamp – register your name for your local DemoCamp at



2. EclipseCon 2008

Santa Clara, CA

Mar. 17-20, 2008


EclipseCon is the Foundation’s premier technical and user conference focusing on the power of the Eclipse platform.



1) Submit a talk for EclipseCon by Nov. 19.  Of particular interest to marketing folk is the business category.  The business category is looking for long talks, short talks and panel submissions related to doing business with Open Source. Both practical and academic experiences are welcome. Topics can include things such as business models (making money with open source), legal issues and marketing experiences.  Information on the EclipseCon call for participation is at


2) Gold, silver and bronze sponsor packages are available for EclipseCon.  See for details on sponsorship opportunities.  Note that gold level sponsors have an add-on option for Developer Day – a dedicated long-talk track for an entire day (6 long talks of your choice, relevant to Eclipse).



3. EclipseWorld

Reston, VA

Nov. 6-8, 2007



1) Attend the Eclipse Foundation “Meet the Projects” Party on Nov. 7, 8:00-10:00 pm.  Eclipse project leaders and committers will be on hand to demo their projects and answer your questions. Come early to chat and network with some of the leaders of the Eclipse projects.  RSVP to attend and reserve a shirt by emailing eclipse-world-party@xxxxxxxxxxx.




Lynn Gayowski

Marketing Events Manager

Eclipse Foundation, Inc.


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