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Eclipse Projects: Level Playing Field

For many open source organisations, open means the same thing as transparent: open as in open book. At the Eclipse Foundation, we regard being transparent as the practice of making sure that the community can see and understand what the project is doing; and being open as the act of giving up absolute control and welcoming the community to participate as an equal player on a level playing field (i.e. being open to participation by the others).

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Follow @EclipseJavaIDE

If you’re new to the Eclipse IDE you’re already a big fan, you’ll find something of value every day by following @EclipseJavaIDE.  Frankly, there’s so much good stuff coming out of this account, that it’s hard to pick any favourites. So, I’ve pulled out a couple of recent ones.

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License Certification (Mostly) Just Happens

The Eclipse Intellectual Property Policy defines two types of intellectual property (IP) due diligence for third party content. The so-called Type A Due Diligence is concerned exclusively with license certification; and Type B Due Diligence is concerned with license certification, provenance checking and a deep dive scan of the content for various anomalies.

Regarding the analysis of Type A third party content, the IP Policy makes this statement:

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Chromium / Eclipse SWT integration

Key takeaways:
Do you want to see a Chromium based SWT Browser implementation?
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What is LSP? Hint — it’s not a drug

This week, the Eclipse Newsletter features 8 articles about LSP!

What is LSP? It stands for the Language Server Protocol. A new protocol that aims at minimizing the adversity IDE developers and language developers face all the time.

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New Eclipse IoT Charter and Steering Committee

It is hard to believe the Eclipse IoT Working Group was launch over 5 years ago on November 1, 2011, at the time we called it Eclipse M2M.  A lot has changed over these 5 years, including the name, and the IoT industry has matured to be one of the dominant technology trends in the technology industry. The good news is the Eclipse IoT Working Group has been a huge success. We have a thriving open source community that includes 30 different projects, more than 200 developers and 30 member companies.

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Open Testbeds, DB Case Study, and IoT Events

The Eclipse IoT community has been working hard on some pretty awesome things over the past few months! Here is a quick summary of what has been happening.

Open Testbeds

We recently announced the launch of Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds. Simply put, they are collaborations between vendors and open source communities that aim to demonstrate and test commercial and open source components needed to create specific industry solutions.

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Devoxx4Kids Ottawa June 2017

We all had such a great time at the Devoxx4Kids session in San Jose this past March that we’ve decided to try running a session here in Ottawa.

The goals and mission of Devoxx4Kids is to:

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Unveiling the Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds

Today we are announcing the Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds, a new initiative for driving adoption of open source and open standards in the industry.

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Results, results, results — IoT Developer Survey 2017

In February & March 2017, we conducted the third annual IoT Developer Survey and 713 of you took the time to complete it! Thank you for contributing to this initiative. It might only a small sample, but it gives many IoT community, companies, and individuals a glimpse into what is going on in the vast and continually changing world we call the Internet of Things.

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