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Eclipse Foundation Specification Process, Part III: Creation

The Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) includes an image that provides an overview of what goes into creating a new Specification Project. By creating, we mean the process of taking a Specification from an initial idea or concept through to the point where the … Continue reading

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Eclipse Foundation Specification Process, Part II: the EFSP

The Eclipse Foundation Specification Process defines a general framework for developing specifications in open source at the Eclipse Foundation. Continue reading

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Eclipse Foundation Specification Process, Part I: The EDP

The Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) was authored as an extension to the Eclipse Development Process (EDP). With this in mind, before we can discuss the EFSP, we’ll start with a quick EDP primer. At a high (and very simplified) … Continue reading

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Eclipse IP Process: Service Releases of Third Party Content

The primary role of the Eclipse IP Team is to reduce the risks associated with adopting open source software. In broad terms, they ensure that the licenses on content are compatible, that provenance is clear, and that content otherwise unencumbered … Continue reading

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Jakarta EE @EclipseFdn: Getting it done

To say that bringing Jakarta EE to life at the Eclipse Foundation was a massive undertaking is a gross understatement. We started this effort in early 2018. Today, we have 39 open source projects (as part of the EE4J Top … Continue reading

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Lightening the Release Review Burden

The Eclipse Architecture Council is in the process of making a change to how the Eclipse Development Process (EDP) defines the Reviews that Eclipse open source projects are required to engage in. Foremost on our minds is the nature of Release … Continue reading

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The Eclipse Committer Election Workflow

In the world of open source, Committers are ones who hold they keys. Committers decide what code goes into the code base, they decide how a project builds, and they ultimately decide what gets delivered to the adopter community. With … Continue reading

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