Category Archives: Eclipse 101

Specification Project Committer Agreements

We identified a hole in our committer agreement process that excluded individuals with a certain employment status from participating in Eclipse Foundation open source specification projects operating under the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP). I’ll start by saying that you … Continue reading

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Organizing Your Eclipse Foundation Open Source Project Team

Other than defining committers and project leads, the EDP says nothing about how teams organize. We expect that project teams sort this out for themselves. Continue reading

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Eclipse Foundation Specification Process Step-by-Step

Scientific progress goes “boink”? – Hobbes The Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) provides a framework and governance model for developers engaged in the process of developing specifications. Specification: A specification is a collection of related artifacts. The EFSP defines a … Continue reading

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Eclipse Development Process 2018

On December 7/2018, the Eclipse Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a new edition of the Eclipse Development Process (EDP) which introduces one particularly significant change, along with a small number of other useful changes. We rolled this new edition out … Continue reading

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EFSP: 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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EFSP: 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 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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