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Eclipse Community Award Winners Announced

Reston, Virginia - March 26, 2012 - The Eclipse Foundation congratulates the winners of the annual Eclipse Community Awards, which recognize the top individuals, projects and technologies in the ecosystem. Recipients were honored at an awards ceremony March 26 on the opening day of EclipseCon 2012.

The Individual Awards acknowledge people that give their time and resources to make Eclipse a better community. Winners were selected by their peers in an online vote.

  • Top Committer: Sven Efftinge
    • The finalists are Daniel Megert and Kim Moir
  • Top Contributors: Stephan Herrmann and Alex Blewitt
  • Top Newcomer Evangelist: Lars Vogel
    • The finalists are Russell Bateman and Lu Yang
  • Lifetime Contribution Award: Ed Merks

The Project Awards recognize Eclipse projects for introducing innovative new features and fostering an open community. Winners were selected by their peers in an online vote.

Technology Awards recognize Eclipse-based open source projects and commercial products. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from the Eclipse community. Products were evaluated on their user interfaces, innovation and completeness of their solutions.

Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

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