Revised October 13, 2015
This working group charter is governed by the Eclipse Foundation Working Group Process document.
Adoption of Eclipse tools and runtimes has reached an all time high, and today Eclipse software is embedded into many commercial software products. Enterprise software vendors are required to support their products, including the Eclipse components, for many years. Thus they are looking for support offerings that cover a variety of Eclipse projects and a large number of releases. The issue becomes more urgent the more Eclipse technology reaches into the runtime stack.
Due to the diversity of projects and committers at Eclipse, which come from a variety of companies and individuals, it is currently impossible to get a 'one-stop-support-contract' for all of Eclipse technologies needed. Vendor neutrality and diversity bring innovation and long term viability to Eclipse, but make it difficult to provide the support enterprises are looking for. It is very difficult for any one company in the Eclipse ecosystem to offer support and maintenance that covers the entire spectrum of Eclipse technologies.
The goal of the Long Term Support (LTS) Working Group (WG) is to enable the Eclipse ecosystem to consume and provide maintenance and support for the full breadth of Eclipse technologies.
To implement this vision, the WG will:
There are 4 roles in this ecosystem:
It is expected that MSPs and SSMPs will aggregate the services of PSPs to provide maintenance services to Consumers, or in the case of SSMPs, to themselves.
Eclipse Working groups can become Steering Committee Members of the LTS Working Group provided that USD 30,000.00 paid by the Working Group to the Eclipse Foundation is earmarked to support the operation of the Eclipse LTS infrastructure, and other LTS activities.
Such Working Groups will receive the following benefits:
An entity must be at least a Solutions Member of the Eclipse Foundation, have executed the LTS WG Participation Agreement, and conform to this Charter to participate in the LTS WG.
There are three membership levels: Guest, Premium, and Steering committee.
Guest members are organizations who have been invited by the Steering Commitee of the LTS WG for a 12 month Guest Membership. Typically guests are potential future full-fledged members who want to have a closer look before deciding on their strategy. Guest members are required to sign the participation agreement and they do not have voting rights in LTS WG meetings. Guest members will have the same access rights as Premium members for the duration of their membership. At the end of the 12 month trial period their access rights will be terminated.
Premium members have access to the download site providing LTS binaries, as well as access to the LTS forge and build farm. Steering committee members have Premium level access and also governance influence over the direction of the WG such as budget and resource allocation.
|Privilege||Guest Member *||Premium Member||Steering Committee|
|Access to binary releases||X||X||X|
|Attend WG Meeting||X||X||X|
|Access to LTS build and signing infrastructure||X||X||X|
|Host custom branch on LTS infrastructure||X||X||X|
|Host custom build on LTS infrastructure||X||X||X|
|Member of LTS Steering Committee||-||-||X|
* Guest membership privileges last only for the duration of their 12 month trial period.
LTS Guest membership is provided at no additional charge for the duration of the 6 month
trial period. A Solutions or higher Eclipse membership is required.
LTS Premium membership is provided at no additional charge to Strategic members paying dues in excess of $100k.
LTS Steering Committee membership is provided at no additional charge to Strategic members paying the maximum level of dues ($250k).
LTS Steering Committee Member Fees
LTS Premium Member Fees
LTS Partcipant Member Fees
This Long Term Support WG is designed as:
Steering committee members are required to:
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