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    JRuby Moves to the EPL

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 15:41 by Mike Milinkovich
    I am very happy to report that after a little bit of conversation, the JRuby project has moved from the Common Public License (CPL) to the Eclipse Public License (EPL). So as of this moment, JRuby is tri-licensed under the EPL/LGPL/GPL. This is an excellent reminder to all remaining CPL-licensed...
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    Eclipse Says Goodbye to CVS

    Friday, December 21, 2012 - 12:30 by Mike Milinkovich
    Well, December 21st is here and the the apocalypse didn’t happen! But it’s still a big day at Eclipse because today at 12:00 noon, Eastern Time, our webmaster team of Denis and Matt started the process of turning CVS into a read-only service. At this point, we are down to...
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    Juno Performance

    Monday, September 10, 2012 - 03:00 by Mike Milinkovich
    There has been a lot of conversation this past week about the state of Juno’s performance on the new Eclipse 4.2 platform. The original thread was kicked off by Thomas Hallgren, there’s been a flurry of comments on bug 385272, and a nice summary of the concerns in Andrey Loskutov’s...
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    ACM Recognizes Eclipse

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 08:57 by Mike Milinkovich
    This morning the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced that Eclipse has been awarded the Software System Award. This is truly a prestigious honour. To put this into perspective, past winners of this award include systems such as Java, Apache, Mosaic, the World Wide Web, Smalltalk, and UNIX. Awarded to...
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    Voting is Open!

    Monday, February 27, 2012 - 09:30 by Mike Milinkovich
    Voting for the Eclipse Foundation’s 2012 Board of Directors is now open. If you are eligible to vote, you should soon be receiving an email with your voting credentials. If you believe you are eligible, but do not receive credentials, please contact webmaster@eclipse.org. Many thanks to the candidates who put...
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    Foundations Considered Useful

    Friday, November 25, 2011 - 05:00 by Mike Milinkovich
    Blogosphere and twittersphere are both abuzz this week as a result of Mikeal Rogers’ “Apache Considered Harmful” post. I thought the article made a number of important points about how the software world is changing, and changing very rapidly. However, I think that follow-on articles such as “Has open source...
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    A Little Open Recognition

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 16:41 by Mike Milinkovich
    The last few weeks have seen two great articles discussing the openness and transparency of the Eclipse community. The two reports were completely independent of one another, but both highly valued the open and transparent data we make available about our projects, and the vendor-neutral governance model that helps sustain...