Eclipse Foundation Governance Documents
The basic governance of the Eclipse Foundation is laid out in the following governance documents, processes, and additional policies.
|The Bylaws lay out the basic rules of governance of the Eclipse Foundation.
The French language version is the legal binding version of the Eclipse Foundation Bylaws.
The English translated version is provided as a convenience.
The Bylaws of our Delaware incorporated US organization can be found here.
|The Membership Agreement describes the rights and responsibilities for each class of member in the Eclipse Foundation.
The Membership Agreement for our Delaware incorporated US organization can be found here.
|Intellectual Property Policy
|The IP Policy describes the policies and mechanisms that the Eclipse Foundation uses for accepting and licensing the intellectual property developed by Eclipse projects and specifications.
|The Antitrust Compliance Policy describes the obligations required from all Eclipse Foundation Members to ensure compliance with Antitrust laws.
|The Eclipse Foundation Development Process (EDP) describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing projects at the Eclipse community.
|The Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing specifications by Eclipse working groups and specification projects.
|Working Group Process
|The Eclipse Foundation Working Group Process describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing working groups at the Eclipse community.
|Interest Group Process
|The Eclipse Foundation Interest Group Process describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing interest groups at the Eclipse community.
|Community Code of Conduct
|The Eclipse community has a culture that embraces and respects diversity.
|Communication Channel Guidelines
|Specify the expected behavior of all participants in Eclipse Foundation communication channels.
|Social Media Guidelines
|These guidelines are intended to provide guidance to the many community members who represent our projects, working groups, and events through various social media channels.
|The purpose of these Internal Rules is to further supplement the Bylaws of the Eclipse Foundation AISBL with a view to ensure that it is equipped with the necessary tools and processes to pursue and fulfil its Purposes.
|Affiliates Membership Guidelines
|These guidelines provide an outline of the benefits, responsibilities and rights of affiliate companies related to the participation of affiliated members.
|Eclipse Foundation Security Policy
|This policy sets forth the general principles under which the Eclipse Foundation manages the reporting, management, discussion, and disclosure of security vulnerabilities discovered in Eclipse software.
|This document contains the guidelines for the review of third-party dependencies used by Eclipse Foundation open source projects.
|Implementing the IP Policy
|This document describes how the Eclipse Management Organization (EMO) seeks Board approval for the use of open source licenses, or can seek special approval for a third party component which has failed the normal IP due diligence.
|Licensing Example Code
|This policy describes how projects may license their example code.
|Using Proprietary Tools
|This document outlines the policies and procedures for projects using proprietary tools in their development process.
|Standards and Specifications Policy
|This document describes how the Eclipse Foundation and Eclipse projects interact with standards and specifications organizations.
|Recognizing Contributions on Project Web Sites
|This policy details how projects can recognize organizations who make significant contributions to them.
|Hosted Services Privacy and Acceptable Usage Policy
|This policy specifies the obligations of projects which have virtual servers which may collect personally identifiable information.