Category Archives: EDP

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

Posted in Eclipse 101, EDP | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Eclipse 101, EDP, EFSP | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Eclipse 101, EDP, EFSP | 1 Comment

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

Posted in EDP, EFSP | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Eclipse 101, EDP, Intellectual Property, Project Management | Leave a comment

Decoding the Eclipse IP Policy: Third Party Dependencies

The term Intellectual Property (IP) refers to any sort of creative work, be it literature, art, or software. In the realm of open source software, artifacts like source code, documentation, and images are considered intellectual property. Unless otherwise stated, intellectual … Continue reading

Posted in EDP, Intellectual Property, Project Management | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Eclipse 101, EDP, Intellectual Property | Leave a comment