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Orion: Open Source Platform For Cloud, Web and JavaScript Development

The Orion team has announced their 1.0 release, a major milestone for this new tooling platform for the web, in the web. Or if you prefer, for the cloud, in the cloud.

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Google is Eclipse’s Newest Strategic Member

I am very happy to welcome Google as the newest Strategic Member of the Eclipse Foundation. This is important, and exciting news for the Eclipse community. Google will be joining CA Technologies, IBM, Oracle and SAP as the backbone of the Eclipse Foundation’s funding, as each of these companies are providing $250,000 per year for our operations. They will be joining Actuate, Bredex, EclipseSource, itemis, OBEO, and Talend as Strategic Members on the Board.

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Juno Performance

There has been a lot of conversation this past week about the state of Juno’s performance on the new Eclipse 4.2 platform. The original thread was kicked off by Thomas Hallgren, there’s been a flurry of comments on bug 385272, and a nice summary of the concerns in Andrey Loskutov’s blog.

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ACM Recognizes Eclipse

This morning the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced that Eclipse has been awarded the Software System Award. This is truly a prestigious honour. To put this into perspective, past winners of this award include systems such as Java, Apache, Mosaic, the World Wide Web, Smalltalk, and UNIX.

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Voting is Open!

Voting for the Eclipse Foundation’s 2012 Board of Directors is now open. If you are eligible to vote, you should soon be receiving an email with your voting credentials. If you believe you are eligible, but do not receive credentials, please contact webmaster@eclipse.org.

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It’s Going to be an Exciting Year

Welcome to 2012 folks, its going to be a busy and exciting year. There will be a number of important new projects, programs and initiatives across the Eclipse community. When we’re done Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation is going to be quite a different – and even more interesting – place. So in no particular order, here is a sampling of some of the big things I see coming.

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Foundations Considered Useful

Blogosphere and twittersphere are both abuzz this week as a result of Mikeal Rogers’ “Apache Considered Harmful” post. I thought the article made a number of important points about how the software world is changing, and changing very rapidly.

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A Little Open Recognition

The last few weeks have seen two great articles discussing the openness and transparency of the Eclipse community. The two reports were completely independent of one another, but both highly valued the open and transparent data we make available about our projects, and the vendor-neutral governance model that helps sustain Eclipse.

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Open Forum

I just got home from Germany after a whirlwind trip to join the Eclipse Democamps in Hamburg and Berlin. And now it’s time to head back already. Next week is the Open Forum in Stuttgart, and I have the great honour of joining an all star cast of keynotes including Dr.

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EclipseCon North America 2012

I have some news!

EclipseCon North America is moving from our long-term home in Santa Clara. We love the location there and the team at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara has been wonderful to work with. But after six years in a row it was time to try something new.

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