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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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JavaOne: The Eclipse Inside

I spent last week at JavaOne in San Francisco, and I thought I would share a few things about the event that might be of interest to the Eclipse community.

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Embracing Social Coding at Eclipse

The Eclipse Foundation is going to start allowing its projects to host their mainline development on third party forges such as GitHub, and (eventually) Bitbucket. This means that an Eclipse project will be able to leverage the great development tools provided by those vendors. The first project that we are going to work with on this is Vert.x, which has been hosted on GitHub since its inception. Our intent is to start small, and continually improve this program and our support of it.

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Eclipse Contributor License Agreements Are Live

As we started talking about back in February, the Eclipse Foundation is doing a major overhaul of our IP processes. With the Kepler release now firmly in its end-game, the time has come to start rolling this out.

In February, I identified three major pieces of work that needed to get done:

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