Excuse the cross-post but this is news
worth getting out...
After much work and discussion by the
EMO (particularly Bjorn!) and the community the Eclipse Board this week
approved the new Development Policy and a new IP policy. While maintaining
the spirit of Eclipse, both documents contain significant steps to make
your lives easier and more productive. In particular, some hightlights
- Explicit incubation phase for all
- An identified set of "mentors"
available to help new (and old) projects understand "the Eclipse way"
at both a technical and community level
- A more rigorous review process designed
to increase clarity and foster higher quality and better chance of success
- A parellel IP review process for contribution
questionnaires submitted by projects in incubation phase. This allows
you to remain innovative while maintaining the exceptionally high IP standards
for which Eclipse is known.
Please take some time and read the documents
for yourself and see ways in which these improvements can be applied in
Development process: http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Development_Process_2006_Revision_Final
IP policy: http://www.eclipse.org/org/documents/Eclipse_IP_Policy.pdf