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Hello Andrea!

A few weeks ago, Andrew called me into his office, and told me “I’m sure you’ve figured this out already, but I’m transgender.” To which I replied “Uhhh….I had no idea. ” I am so oddly oblivious to these sorts of things, it’s sad.

Today Andrew becomes Andrea.

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Proposal: Funding Eclipse Platform Development

Last month I announced that the Eclipse Foundation is going to begin using personal and corporate donations to fund Eclipse platform development. Of course, the devil is in the details, and as an open source community we need to define an open and transparent process for how work is prioritized, and funds are allocated.

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JetBrains Lockin: We Told You So

The news this morning that JetBrains is switching to a subscription-only model is a perfect example of why and how trusting a proprietary tools vendor leaves you and your business exposed to the whims of their profit margins. Make no mistake: this is motivated by what’s good for their business, not what is good for the developer community. Even if JetBrains backpedals on this decision, it is a lesson worth learning.

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Users can now fund development work on Eclipse

Today, we are significantly lowering the barriers for companies and individuals to actively invest in the ongoing development of the Eclipse platform. Eclipse has an amazing community of individuals and companies that invest significant amount of resources in the development of Eclipse open source projects. We also have a huge community of users that benefit from Eclipse technology. They use Eclipse tools and technology to build their software products and applications.

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Eclipse Ships Luna SR1a Git Security Release

Several weeks ago, the Git community announced a new 2.2.1 release which fixed a serious security vulnerability. You can read more here and here. The Eclipse JGit project had their fix available the day that the vulnerability was announced.

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The Internet of Things Will be Built on Open Source

This post was originally published on the Bosch Connected World Blog.

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Eclipse Cloud Development: The FAQ

This morning, the Eclipse Foundation announced a new industry initiative focused on building tooling platforms for the cloud. The team prepared an FAQ, but I thought it might be helpful to publish it here as well.

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Leading Automotive Companies to Collaborate at Eclipse: Introducing openMDM

Last week, AUDI, BMW and Daimler announced they are joining forces to form the Eclipse openMDM Working Group to create a new open source community to develop and distribute tools for managing automotive test data. These leading automotive OEMs will be joined in the group by Canoo Engineering AG, GIGATRONIK GmbH, HighQSoft GmbH, Peak Solution GmbH, and science + computing ag.

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EclipseCon and FOSS4G North America 2015

I am pleased to announce that the dates and venue for EclipseCon North America 2015 have been selected. We are returning to the Hyatt Regency Burlingame, the site of our 2014 event, the week of March 9-12, 2015. It’s great to be returning to the Bay Area once again.

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The Eclipse Foundation’s 10th Birthday

Today the Eclipse Foundation celebrates its 10th birthday. Boy, time flies when you’re having fun!

It is very hard to put your mind back to an event in the past. I don’t mean simply remembering the event; that’s easy. What is hard is to recall what the environment was really like at the time, without the context of all of the subsequent history.

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