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Becoming an Eclipse Committer

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 10:11 by Wayne Beaton
Committers are the developers who hold the keys for an open source project. They are the ones who get to push code directly to source code repositories, configure build servers, push the output of builds to the download server, and so on. They are the ones who make decisions that...
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Eclipse Contributor Agreement 3.0

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:03 by Wayne Beaton
The Eclipse Contributor Agreement (ECA) is an agreement made by contributors certifying the work they are contributing was authored by them and/or they have the legal authority to contribute as open source under the terms of the project license. The Eclipse Foundation’s IP Team has been working hard to get...
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Specification Scope in Jakarta EE

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:56 by Wayne Beaton
With the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) a single open source specification project has a dedicated project team of committers to create and maintain one or more specifications. The cycle of creation and maintenance extends across multiple versions of the specification, and so while individual members may come and go...
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Progress and Release Reviews

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:36 by Wayne Beaton
The Eclipse Development Process (EDP) requires that a project team engage in a successful progress or release review before creating a formal release. We use progress and release reviews as an opportunity to validate that a project team is following the open source rules of engagement, and are consistently implementing...
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Eclipse TLP Contributors by Quarter

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 16:22 by Wayne Beaton
Alexander posted an interesting tweet the other day. 92 different contributors to Eclipse in the last 3 months aka 4.10 . This is probably(not checked) a record high !!! https://t.co/AP6bHj5G3g — Alexander Kurtakov (@akurtakov) December 17, 2018 I decided to take a harder look at the data to see if...
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What’s Your (IP Due Diligence) Type?

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 14:01 by Wayne Beaton
Long-time Eclipse Committer, Ian Bull initiated a interesting short chat on Twitter yesterday about one big challenge when it comes to intellectual property (IP) management. Ian asked about the implications of somebody forking an open source project, changing the license in that fork, and then distributing the work under that...