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The Eclipse Foundation has been a partner in many publicly funded research projects since 2013. We help organizations to successfully create, publish, and sustain an open source software platform, making the results of the research projects available for commercial or public exploitation.

The Eclipse Foundation welcomes the opportunity to work with new industry research projects. If you would like more information please contact us at research@eclipse.org

Learn more about both current and successfully completed projects where we have partnered.

What we offer:

  • Sustainability

    for research results (source code, documentation, …)

  • Guidance

    in creating and managing an open source project

  • Expertise

    in community building and support

  • Eclipse Ecosystem

    visibility in, and interaction with the wider ecosystem

  • Open Collaboration

    best practices

Open Source: the catalyst among academics, SMEs, and large organizations

Academics bring new innovations that enable better productivity and new processes in large organizations. SMEs industrialize the innovation transferred through open source projects to support a product-based or expertise-based business model.

Research Exploitation

The Eclipse Foundation experts enable the research team to create, evolve and maintain open source software projects that capture the results of the research.

The proven processes of the Eclipse Foundation and services for IP management and community building assist the research partners throughout the lifecycle of the research project. They ensure that the open source code can be used at any given time for research or commercial exploitation.

These processes are set out in the Eclipse Foundation governance model, the Eclipse Development Process and the Eclipse IP management practices. In addition, all code is made available under the Eclipse Public License, a commercial-friendly Open Source license approved by the Open Source Initiative.

More exploitation opportunities

Exploitation is driven by availability, open governance, quality, and IP cleanliness. Providing the platform under an OSS license such as the Eclipse Public License supports these goals very well. Users and adopters can trust the open governance model that provides a level playing field and commercial exploitation under this business-friendly open source license. The Eclipse IP process ensures that the IP created is tracked and properly managed.

Extensibility, sustainability and maturity

In some industries, platforms and tools must be available for a lifecycle of well over 20 years. With the experience of the Eclipse Foundation and the Eclipse ecosystem, it is possible to provide long-term support and design the platform in a way that allows for continuous and open innovation.

Industrial applications require measurable indicators of project maturity. The Eclipse Foundation deploys assessment processes and tools in Polarsys to help members evaluate the maturity of Eclipse projects and to support projects in achieving higher maturity levels.

Funding organizations

The Eclipse Foundation has been a partner in many publicly funded research projects since 2013. We help organizations to successfully create, publish, and sustain an open source software platform, making the results of the research projects available for commercial or public exploitation.

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Contact Us

The Eclipse Foundation welcomes the opportunity to work with new industry research projects. We specialize in creating open collaborative development projects and the dissemination of the technology to the larger community. If you would like more information please contact us at research@eclipse.org

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