Category Archives: EFSP

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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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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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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