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Write a Review, Win an Eclipse Shirt

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We want to hear what you think of the Eclipse projects that are being released as part of Europa. In fact, we will give you an Eclipse shirt for writing a Europa review. One lucky winner will also win a pass to EclipseCon 2008 or Eclipse Summit Europe 2007.

To qualify, all you need to do is write a review about one or more of the projects that are part of the Eclipse Europa release. Have the review published on your blog, a newsgroup, or portal (such as EclipseZone, Javalobby, The Serverside, InfoQ, etc.) and then send us a link to We would also ask that you please add a link to your review to dzone and use the 'eclipse' tag.

A review will be deemed worthy of an Eclipse shirt, if the content conveys sufficient technical content. We aren't looking for long essays, but at least 3-5 points of what you like or don't like about a project(s). Simply saying 'Europa is available', 'Europa Rocks', 'Europa Sucks' won't get you a shirt.

We will also be giving out brand new Eclipse jackets to the 'top 3' reviews and the person the writes the 'best' review will receive a pass to the next EclipseCon 2008 or Eclipse Summit Europe 2007. The 'top 3' and the 'best' reviews will be selected by a panel of judges. The judges will select the winners from the list of reviews submitted to dzone. The judging will take place after July 31, 2007.

Important Details:

  • Anyone can write a review. You can also write multiple reviews but if you do please follow the submission guidlelines for each review. However, we will only send one shirt per person.
  • The EclipseCon or Eclipse Summit Europe pass only covers the conference registration. It does not include any travel expenses. The pass is non-transferable, non-refundable and it has no cash value. Meaning if you can't go to either conference or you received a free pass some other way (ie. a speaker pass), you won't be able to take advantage of the prize.
  • Eclipse is a global community, so feel free to write a review in your native tongue.
  • Informed, insightful, educated reviews—postitive and negative—are always welcomed. However, anti-Eclipse, FUD-spewers, propogandists, vile, mean-spirited curmudgeons need not apply.

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