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Becoming an Eclipse Committer

Committers are the developers who hold the keys for an open source project. They are the ones who get to push code directly to source code repositories, configure build servers, push the output of builds to the download server, and … Continue reading

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Git Contribution Activity Charts for Eclipse Projects

This post is brought to you today by the Eclipse EGit™ Project. Eclipse EGit is the Eclipse open source project that provides Git integration for the Eclipse Platform. On Eclipse open source project pages (which we often refer to as … Continue reading

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Eclipse Contributor Agreement 3.0

The Eclipse Contributor Agreement (ECA) is an agreement made by contributors certifying the work they are contributing was authored by them and/or they have the legal authority to contribute as open source under the terms of the project license. The … 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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The Eclipse Foundation and GSoC 2019

The Eclipse Foundation has been selected as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2019. This is our fourteenth year participating in this awesome programme that matches (and funds) post-secondary students with open source software projects for the summer … Continue reading

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Eclipse TLP Contributors by Quarter

Alexander posted an interesting tweet the other day. 92 different contributors to Eclipse in the last 3 months aka 4.10 . This is probably(not checked) a record high !!! — Alexander Kurtakov (@akurtakov) December 17, 2018 I decided to … Continue reading

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License Certification (Mostly) Just Happens

The Eclipse Intellectual Property Policy defines two types of intellectual property (IP) due diligence for third party content. The so-called Type A Due Diligence is concerned exclusively with license certification; and Type B Due Diligence is concerned with license certification, provenance … Continue reading

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Devoxx4Kids Ottawa June 2017

We all had such a great time at the Devoxx4Kids session in San Jose this past March that we’ve decided to try running a session here in Ottawa. The goals and mission of Devoxx4Kids is to: Teach children Computer Programming while having … Continue reading

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