Eclipse Foundation Governance Documents
The basic governance of the Eclipse Foundation is laid out in the following governance documents, processes, and additional policies.
|Bylaws||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.
|Membership Agreement||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.||Read more|
|Antitrust Policy||The Antitrust Compliance Policy describes the obligations required from all Eclipse Foundation Members to ensure compliance with Antitrust laws.||Read more|
|Development Process||The Eclipse Foundation Development Process (EDP) describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing projects at the Eclipse community.||Read more|
|Specification Process||The Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing specifications by Eclipse working groups and specification projects.||Read more|
|Working Group Process||The Eclipse Foundation Working Group Process describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing working groups at the Eclipse community.||Read more|
|Community Code of Conduct||The Eclipse community has a culture that embraces and respects diversity.||Read more|
|Communication Channel Guidelines||Specify the expected behavior of all participants in Eclipse Foundation communication channels.||Read more|
|Affiliates Membership Guidelines||These guidelines provide an outline of the benefits, responsibilities and rights of affiliate companies related to the participation of affiliated members.||Read more|
|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.||Read more|
|Third-Party Dependencies||This document contains the guidelines for the review of third-party dependencies used by Eclipse Foundation open source projects.||Read more|
|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.||Read more|
|Licensing Example Code||This policy describes how projects may license their example code.||Read more|
|Using Proprietary Tools||This document outlines the policies and procedures for projects using proprietary tools in their development process.||Read more|
|Standards and Specifications Policy||This document describes how the Eclipse Foundation and Eclipse projects interact with standards and specifications organizations.||Read more|
|Recognizing Contributions on Project Web Sites||This policy details how projects can recognize organizations who make significant contributions to them.||Read more|
|Hosted Services Privacy and Acceptable Usage Policy||This policy specifies the obligations of projects which have virtual servers which may collect personally identifiable information.||Read more|