Category Archives: Eclipse 101

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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Running a Successful Open Source Project

This post is based on a talk that Gunnar Wagenknecht and I delivered at the Open Source Leadership Summit 2017 and Devoxx US 2017. This content was recently published in the All Eyes on Open Source issue of JAX Magazine. … Continue reading

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Automatic License Certification By The Numbers

In 2016, we introduced the notion of license certification intellectual property (IP) due diligence (“Type A”) into the Eclipse IP Policy with a goal in mind to automate the certification process. At that time, we started a process of evaluating tools that … Continue reading

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Legal Documentation Requirements for Eclipse Projects

Late last week, I pushed out an update to our documentation regarding the legal documentation requirements for Eclipse projects that Sharon Corbett and I have been working on over the past quarter. In the process, we moved the guidelines off … Continue reading

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Running Eclipse IDE on Java 9

Update: Note that as of October 11/2017, Java 9 is 100% supported “out of the box” by Eclipse IDE, Oxygen Edition; Java 9 can be used to run your Eclipse IDE, Oxygen Edition, and can be used to build Java … Continue reading

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