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Executive Director’s Summary

Mike Milinkovich

I’m excited to report on the state of the Eclipse Foundation. I am constantly humbled by the support shown by the community, both through the contributions of the thousands of committers and contributors to our projects, as well as through the financial support of our member organizations. I am also proud of the commitment and quality of the efforts of our staff in support of our mission. A heartfelt thank you to you all.

As you will see in this report, the breadth and diversity of activities being carried out under the broad banner of "the Eclipse Community" continues to grow. This stretches from renewed strategic investments being made by our members in the eponymous Eclipse IDE through to the tremendous achievements of the new Eclipse Software Defined Vehicle as part of the Foundation's focus on the automotive industry. It also stretches from a new commitment of the Foundation to be both a thought leader and a leader in best practices in implementing supply chain security for open source, as well as our recent engagement in public policy impacting the software industry, such as the Cyber Resilience Act. Collectively, the Foundation's growth and engagement in these initiatives are confirmation that we are providing value to our community, projects, and members.

In closing, I wish to thank all of our community members for their support and contributions. Connecting with the community, whether it’s face-to-face or virtually, continues to inspire me as we work towards our collective goals — it makes this role I play so fulfilling.

I hope you find this annual report useful and informative. As always, we welcome input from all of our community. Let us know your thoughts at or on Twitter @EclipseFdn.

Who We Are

The Eclipse Foundation’s mission and vision is summarized as follows:


The Eclipse Foundation's purpose is to advance our open source software projects and to cultivate their communities and business ecosystems.

The Foundation's long-term success comes from our dedication to a unique combination of fostering open source projects and community, coupled with our commitment to creating sustainable, commercially successful ecosystems around those projects.


To be the leading community for individuals and organizations to collaborate on open technologies.

Key Initiatives in 2022-23

Over the past year, the Eclipse Foundation together with its community has achieved great things. None of these achievements would be possible without the support of our members.


Eclipse Software Defined Vehicle has experienced momentum in its first year with 35 members, 15 projects onboarded and five additional projects pending. SDV has hosted number of engaging events fostering the necessary stakeholder involvement to drive the success of the initiative, and is co-hosting the Automotive Open Source Summit, which will bring together automotive leaders to discuss the latest trends in automotive-grade open source software, and to learn about the technologies and challenges in automotive software development.


We have prioritized security this year, focusing on providing services to our projects that help improve their security posture, including a focus on SBOMS, reproducible builds and a SLSA project badging program. This focus includes a commitment to have security become part of our overall project services on an ongoing basis. The Foundation wishes to thank the OpenSSF’s Alpha-Omega project for their significant funding to help make this work possible.


Jakarta EE celebrates its 5 year anniversary along with the release of Jakarta EE 10, the first major release to deliver innovation for enterprise Java.


We released Sparkplug 3.0, which is on track to become an ISO international standard later this year.


Our marketing and ecosystem development teams continue to support and promote our projects, working groups and their communities.

  • Hosted 34 events, with over 5,500 attendees — including the return of EclipseCon 2022 as a face-to-face event
  • Provided over 100,000 developers with valuable content through our community newsletter
  • Produced 4 key industry studies


We’ve expanded industry collaboration opportunities, adding to our successful Working Group model to now also include Interest Groups as an alternative, lighter-weight means for our members to work together. Collectively, we continue to work to meet our members' ambitions to right-size their collaborative efforts in support of our open source projects.


We continue to play a strategic role in initiatives to encourage good governance in open source adoption in industry and government. In particular, we continue to hold a leading role in the work being done by the OSPO.Zone.


The Eclipse community continues to be engaged on the projects and initiatives that impact their respective communities.


New Projects


Eclipse Foundation projects overall


European research projects supported




Members participating in commits


Lines of code

With the addition of 15 new open source projects, 2022 was an absolutely massive year for the Eclipse Automotive Top-level Project, thanks to the efforts of the Eclipse SDV Working Group. These additions more than double the number of projects operating under the purview of the Eclipse Automotive PMC, which, as of March 2023, has a total of 26 open source projects. Likewise, the Eclipse Digital Twins Top-level Project has seen significant relative growth with the addition of five new open source projects, increasing its total to six.

Altogether, we added 31 new open source projects, including one new addition for Eclipse Adoptium, one for Eclipse Cloud Development Tools, three for Eclipse Oniro, four for Eclipse Technology, one for Eclipse Tools, and one new specification project for EE4J.

As is our regular practice, we also consolidated and/or terminated a large number of open source projects. As an example, in the past year we consolidated the 12 subprojects of Eclipse Mylyn into the parent project, and then further converted the parent project into a subproject of the Eclipse Tools top level project. By taking the steps of consolidating, especially with more mature Eclipse projects, we ensure that both the committers of those projects, as well as the downstream users of those projects are better served. Terminating projects that are no longer viable or active, helps to preserve the Eclipse "brand" and more importantly, puts focus on the many exceptional projects under the Eclipse umbrella.

Industry Collaborations

In addition to our flagship Eclipse projects, our Eclipse Foundation collaborations continue to play an extremely impactful role in how our members engage and contribute!

As of March 31, 2023, we have:


Industry Collaborations in our portfolio spanning enterprise Java, tools, IoT, edge, automotive, operating system, and open hardware


Members actively involved in collaborations


of our Strategic Members involved in at least one collaboration


projects in purview of various industry collaborations

Collectively, this high level of participation demonstrates our members' desire to work transparently and collaboratively in a vendor-neutral environment which strongly supports our "code first" approach! Notable highlights include:


Adoptium continues to bring high-quality, open source Java SE runtimes under the Eclipse Temurin project to millions of developers. As demonstration of the value of this initiative, Temurin has had more than 137 million downloads to date. The Eclipse Temurin project achieved SLSA level 2 compliance in Q4 2022 and is working towards SLSA 3 and 4 in 2023. In May 2022, Adoptium Marketplace was launched, publishing other OpenJDK vendors that are guaranteeing quality under AQAvit verification.

Eclipse IDE Working Group

The Eclipse IDE Working Group has continued to gain momentum since its launch in the spring of 2021, the focus remains the ongoing success and sustainability of the Eclipse IDE & Platform and the Eclipse Simultaneous Release. Over the last 12 months activity driven by the working group's Development Funded Initiatives has gained momentum and addressed a number of the IDE’s Planning Council's top technical priorities for the IDE.

Eclipse IoT logo, Edge native logo, Sparkplug logo

The Eclipse IoT, Edge Native and Sparkplug working groups together form the largest open source community focused on IoT and Edge Computing. Newcomers to it can now get a comprehensive overview in "Building Enterprise IoT Solutions using Eclipse IoT Technologies: An Open-Source Approach to Edge Computing", published in December 2022 by Apress (ISBN: 978-1484288818). The author, Frederic Desbien, the Program manager for these working groups, was assisted by twelve project leads and committers who served as technical reviewers.

In November 2022, the Eclipse Foundation submitted the Sparkplug specification to ISO/IEC JTC1 for transposition as an international standard under the publicly available specification (PAS) process. The ballot will be open until May 2, 2023. If successful, we expect Sparkplug to be published as an ISO/IEC standard by early 2024 at the latest. This would be a first for the Eclipse Foundation.

Jakarta EE

The Jakarta EE development community has delivered Jakarta EE 10.0, the first major release to deliver innovation for enterprise Java, with over 20 updated individual specifications and new Jakarta EE Core Profile. The community is now busy developing Jakarta EE 11 release plan. The working group’s signature JakartaOne Livestream event continues to be a success, additional local livestream events were hosted in Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese and German, to a combined audience of 2,000+ and YouTube recording views of 3,000+. Interest in the Jakarta Compatibility Program remains strong and growing now with 23 vendor products listed.

Eclipse Software Defined Vehicle Working Group

The Eclipse SDV Working Group celebrated its first year in March, with 35 members now participating, including members from across a world-wide geographical reach and representing a broad cross-section of industry roles. The working group continues to live by its "code first" approach and strongly supports its growing number of projects (15 active projects and five project proposals).

In March, the first SDV Community Day event of 2023 was held, with a focus on community engagement and partnership building. The community is keeping momentum in the coming year, with the inaugural Automotive Open Source Summit on June 6. This will be the first industry-wide decision-makers targeted summit dedicated exclusively to foster open source adoption in the automotive industry.


We are a member supported organization. Thank You! As of March 31, 2023, the Eclipse Foundation has 14 strategic members.

Bosch logo
CEA logo
DLR logo
EESA logo
Fujitsu logo
Fraunhofer Fokus logo
Huawei logo
IBM logo
Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation logo
Microsoft logo
Obeo logo
Oracle logo
Red Hat logo
SAP logo

The Eclipse Foundation counted 1,899 committers as of March 31, 2023. All Committers are also entitled to membership in the Foundation, and their membership plays a valuable role in Eclipse Foundation governance, including representation on the Eclipse Board and on many working group governing committees.

As of March 31, 2023, the Foundation counted 357 organizations as members. A total of 59 new companies joined as new members of the Foundation from April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023.

The Foundation has continued its relationship with OpenHW Group, the Canadian-based open hardware nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering collaboration among global hardware and software designers in the development of open source cores, related IP, tools, and software. All OpenHW Group Platinum, Gold, and Silver members are also Contributing Members of the Eclipse Foundation, and as of March 31, 2023, this amounted to 47 Contributing Members.

A full list of our members can be seen on the Explore Our Members page.

New Members of the Eclipse Foundation

The new members that have joined the Eclipse Foundation between April 2022 and March 2023 include:

10x Engineers
23 Technologies GmbH
ARRK Engineering GmbH
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Beijing Institute of Open Source Chip
Berylls Group GmbH & subsidiaries
Bloomberg LP
Cariad SE
Cubit Innovation Labs
Cummins Inc
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria - Politecnico di Milano
EGX Acquisition
Elektrobit Automotive GmbH
Empaiot Pte Ltd
EMQ Technologies
Gaia-x European Association for Data and Cloud
General Motors GTO LLC
Google LLC
Harvey Mudd College
IoTex Foundation
Kalray SA
LG Electronics Inc
Luxoft GmbH
Micro Stream Software GmbH
MU Electronics
N3uron Connectivity Systems
NEC Corporation
Oklahoma State University
Omnifish OU
Open Elements GmbH
PATEO CONNECT+ Technology (Shanghai) Corporation
PlanV GmbH
Rapid Space International
Scan Open Source Solutions Sl
Shenzen Ping An Communication Technology Co., Ltd
Silicon Assurance
Sorbonne University
Start North ry
Stellenbosch University
Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance
T-Systems International GmbH
Universidad de Cantabria
Universidade do Minho
University of Reading
Vitesco Technologies GmbH


The Eclipse Foundation has members and committers from around the world, and is supported by a staff that is distributed across Europe and North America. We operate as Eclipse Foundation AISBL, an international not-for-profit organization based in Brussels, Belgium. We also operate our US-based legacy organization, Foundation, Inc. and the two organizations together operate collectively as Eclipse Foundation group, or simply as Eclipse Foundation.The operations are seamless with respect to member and community engagement and governance. Both organizations are designated as 501(c)6 organizations by the US Internal Revenue Service. Eclipse Foundation AISBL also has a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH which, among other things, participates in many European-based research initiatives, offers mentoring and consulting services to members, and hosts the Foundation's conferences and events.

Overall, 2022 was a strong year for the Foundation in terms of operations and finances. The Foundation met its targets for growth in membership, led largely by Software Defined Vehicle’s success in attracting participating organizations as well as relatively strong retention rates of its membership.

The Eclipse Foundation's fiscal year end is December 31. For the 2022 fiscal year, the combined revenues for the Eclipse Foundation group of companies was 9.4M€, and had a net income of 0.8M€. For the 2022 fiscal year, EY will be serving as the financial auditor for Eclipse Foundation AISBL, and BDO for Foundation, Inc.

Looking ahead to the 2023 fiscal year, in December 2022, the Board approved a budget that calls for an increase of revenues to 11.1M€, with a forecasted operating deficit of 0.6M€. This budget continues with the recent years' trend of increased revenues related to membership and working group revenue growth, as well as additional revenues in support of the Foundation’s security-focused initiatives.

As a matter of governance, management provides quarterly budget updates to the Board’s finance committee, and all Members are kept up to date on the Foundation's budget through quarterly reports in its Member Newsletter publications. Further, both the 2021 audited financial statements and the 2022 and 2023 budgets were approved by the General Assembly of Eclipse Foundation AISBL; the 2022 audited financial statements will be presented to the General Assembly once finalized by EY.

Finally, the Board took the decision in the fall of 2022 to increase the membership fees for most membership levels. This is the first broad change in the Foundation's membership fee structure since 2008, and was driven largely by inflationary pressures. These new fees went into effect on January 1, 2023, though organizations that were members of the Foundation as of December 31, 2022 will not see the increase in fees until their 2024 renewals.

Eclipse Foundation Income and Expenses, by Year

In millions (EUR) 2021 Actual 2022 Actual 2023 Forecast
Revenue 6.6 9.4 11.1
Expenses 6.3 8.6 11.7

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