Category Archives: EDP

Specification Scope in Jakarta EE

With the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) a single open source specification project has a dedicated project team of committers to create and maintain one or more specifications. The cycle of creation and maintenance extends across multiple versions of the … Continue reading

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Renaming Java EE Specifications for Jakarta EE

It’s time to change the specification names… When we first moved the APIs and TCKs for the Java EE specifications over to the Eclipse Foundation under the Jakarta EE banner, we kept the existing names for the specifications in place, … Continue reading

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Progress and Release Reviews

The Eclipse Development Process (EDP) requires that a project team engage in a successful progress or release review before creating a formal release. We use progress and release reviews as an opportunity to validate that a project team is following the open source … Continue reading

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Incubation in the Eclipse Development Process

The Eclipse Development Process has a notion of phases. Two of those phases are Incubation and Mature. While in both of these phases, an Eclipse open source project operates in basically the same manner: only committers can push content, committers … 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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EFSP: The Specification Committee Votes

One key difference between Eclipse open source software projects as defined by the Eclipse Development Process (EDP), and open source specification projects as defined by the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) is that specification projects must be aligned with exactly … 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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