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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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Coming Soon: Eclipse Summit Europe

Eclipse Summit Europe is only a few short weeks away. ESE and EclipseCon (EC2011 call for papers is open!) are definitely the two funnest and busiest weeks of the year for me.

Thanks to the Program Chair, Bernd Kolb of SAP and his hard-working Program Committee, this year’s ESE promises to be the best ever. The keynotes alone are going to be hard to beat. In order of appearance we have:

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An Unexpected Pleasure

Today’s announcement that IBM is going to join forces and work with Oracle on OpenJDK is good news for Java, and by extension for Eclipse.

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A Good Day for Java Development

If you are a Java developer, Christmas came early this year.

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Introducing a New and Improved Mylyn

We are announcing today the creation of the Application Lifecycle Tools Top-Level Project, which will retain the well-known Mylyn nickname.

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Introducing Eclipse Labs

Back in December, I discussed a number of initiatives that the Eclipse Foundation was going to be working on in 2010. The one that attracted the most feedback was “Eclipse Labs”. Well, we are very happy to announce that thanks to Google, this idea has become a reality.

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EPL/GPL Commentary

A while ago, we received a request to take a look at an open letter on the compatibility of the Eclipse Public License (EPL) and the GNU General Public License (GPL). This led to a number of conversations with the Free Software Foundation (FSF) on the topic. What we have learned and the conclusions that we have drawn are outlined below.

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