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Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes from Jul. 29

Eclipse Marketing Call Minutes

July 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm EST



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Attended:  Eric Cloninger (Motorola), Donna Esposito (EclipseWorld), Lynn Gayowski (Eclipse), Marta George (Instantiations), Tina Kvavle (Instantiations), Richard Mayer (Protecode), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse)


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

1. Market Research

2. Eclipse Summit Europe

3. Enterprise Adoption Statistics

4. EclipseWorld



1. Market Research

-The Foundation is planning a market research study to better understand the user community

-Forrester will be running the research

-Member companies can get access to the results by helping to fund the research

-5 members are signed up so far but we need more


Opportunities:  Contact Ian Skerrett at ian at eclipse dot org to participate in the market research study.



2. Eclipse Summit Europe

November 19-20, 2008

Ludwigsburg, Germany


-Registration for the conference is now open

-Sponsorship is going really well – we have 22 so far out of a target 30 sponsors

-So far there aren’t a lot of North American sponsors, so this may be an opportunity for members

-Projected attendance is 400-450 attendees

-Since the Foundation puts this conference on, we do not run any extra events like the passport game – all content is Eclipse-focused

-If members have ideas on different sponsorship benefits, please let us know


Opportunities:  Sponsor ESE - details at



3. Enterprise Adoption Statistics

-A question was raised about statistics on enterprise adoption of Eclipse

-Stats. are available from the Eclipse wiki




4. EclipseWorld

October 28-30, 2008

Reston, VA, USA


-Donna Esposito gave an update

-EclipseWorld has organized co-marketing with local user groups and has a special promotion with Genuitec

-Predicted attendance is 600

-Mike Milinkovich from the Foundation will give a keynote

-Eclipse will hold its members’ meeting on the Monday before the conference – Oct. 27

-We will also have a marketing meeting on the Tuesday, Oct. 28, which is the symposia day

-An Eclipse reception will be open to everyone


Opportunities:  Attend or sponsor EclipseWorld  - details at




Lynn Gayowski

Marketing Events Manager

Eclipse Foundation, Inc.



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