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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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2010 Election Results

I am pleased to announce the results of the 2010 Board elections.

The elected Committer Member representatives for 2010 will be:

  • Chris Aniszczyk
  • Boris Bokowski
  • Ed Merks

The elected Sustaining Member (e.g. Solution and Enterprise Member) representatives for 2010 will be:

  • Hans Kamutzki
  • Mik Kersten
  • Adam Lieber

Please join me in extending a hearty congratulations to the winners!

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Oracle Keynote on Java Technology and Community at EclipseCon

This year’s EclipseCon has a little bit of that “right time, right place” magic going for it. As a significant conference soon after the oft-delayed closing of the acquisition, it provides a good opportunity for Oracle to talk directly to developers about where they are going to take Java. There is both a technology and a community story to be told, and from the abstract it appears that Steve Harris and Jeet Kaul are going to be tackling both topics.

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EPL Growth: The Symbian Foundation Goes Fully Open

It’s not too surprising that the Eclipse Foundation thinks that the Eclipse Public License is a darn fine open source license. It is arguably the most commercially-friendly of the copyleft licenses, and one which is particularly well suited for fostering a community building a software platform.

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2010 Elections: Candidates Posted

The candidates for the 2010 Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors are now posted. There are five nominees for Committer Rep and five nominees for Sustaining Member Rep, each group competing for three available seats.

We will have the candidates full bios and positions up by February 8th. Voting opens on February 22nd. You can find a full description of all of the key dates here.

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