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Let the Voting Begin!

Voting begins today for the 2011 Eclipse Foundation Board of Director elections. We have a great slate of candidates, each of whom brings a great deal of knowledge and experience with the Eclipse community to the table. I highly encourage everyone to get involved with this process and vote!

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Eclipse Foundation Elections

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the nominations are in, and the “campaign” phase of our 2011 Board of Director elections in now in full swing.

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OpenJDK Governance

On Friday, Mark Reinhold, mentioned that I have recently spent some time helping to help flesh out a draft governance model for the OpenJDK community. As John Duimovich described it, our goal is for OpenJDK to be “…an open, transparent, and meritocratic project that can be run in a lightweight and efficient manner”. I think we’ve largely succeeded in getting there.

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Introducing Orion

Sometime later today some very exciting new code is going to show up in the e4 git repository at Eclipse. “Orion” is a brand new adventure for Eclipse, and one which we hope will interest and excite a whole new community: web developers.

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Christmas Comes Early for Java Developers

Today Google announced that they will be contributing two key pieces of Java tooling technology to proposed Eclipse Foundation projects. Two new projects are bringing to Eclipse product-quality code which have been highly regarded by Java developers for many years. They will fill major requirements that the Eclipse developer community have been hoping to see in open source for a long time.

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Barb Moving On

I have a bit of sad news, which is that Barb Cochrane of the Intellectual Property Management team is leaving us, effective Friday. Barb has been great to work with for the past three years. She added a lot of fun and enthusiasm to both the office and the community, and was incredibly diligent and professional in her work. A great combination! She will definitely be missed by all of us at Eclipse.

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Qualified Support

Neil Bartlett asked me on Twitter a few days ago why the Eclipse Foundation was supporting the JSR for SE8, given that this JSR is “anti-OSGi”. That is a very good question.

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Take a Deep Breath, Then Vote for Eclipse: Our View on the JCP

My goodness, this past week has seen a flurry of despair around Java and the JCP. Most of it misguided, in my humble opinion. Matt Asay’s article does a good job of capturing all of the angst in one spot. If you haven’t read it, I recommend that you do even though I disagree with much of it.

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Java 8 Vote

Yesterday I described the reasons why I think the Eclipse Foundation should vote in favour of the Java 7 JSR when it is proposed. We are no where near as positive about the Java 8 JSR.

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Java 7 Vote

Stephen Colebourne correctly pointed out in his blog this morning that when the Java 7 JSR is proposed to the JCP Executive Committee, that the Eclipse Foundation will vote “yes”. I think that it would be helpful to explain why that is the case.

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