OTTAWA, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Eclipse Foundation, the platform for open collaboration and innovation, today announced the addition of 16 new members: Advantest Europe GmbH, Baloise Holding AG, Cirrus Link Solutions, Cloudbees, Codescoop Oy, Fujitsu, iJUG, Inductive Automation, Istanbul JUG, Karakun AG, Kynetics LLC, Liferay, Lightbend, London Java Community, Mettenmeier, Mindus, Mizuho International, Nanjing Glaway, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, RTD Embedded Technologies, Toyota, Tuev Sued Auto Services, Useopen Middleware and V2Com.
The Eclipse Foundation provides the vendor-neutral governance framework, mature development processes, rigorous intellectual property (IP) services and robust infrastructure to enable a global community of individuals and organizations to collaborate on commercializable open source. The Foundation is home to the Eclipse IDE, Jakarta EE, and over 350 open source projects, including runtimes, tools, and frameworks for a wide range of technology domains such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, geospatial, systems engineering, and many others. Over 275 member organizations value the Foundation’s Working Groups, open innovation processes, and community-building events.
In April, Eclipse Foundation unveiled the new open source governance model and a “cloud native Java” path forward for Jakarta EE, the new community-led platform created from the contribution of Java EE. In September 2017, Oracle announced that it was transferring the future of Java EE technologies to the Eclipse Foundation, to make the process of evolving its standards “more agile, flexible and open.” Seven of the Eclipse Foundation’s new members specifically joined to contribute to the evolution of Jakarta EE under the Eclipse Foundation’s governance.
Additional new Eclipse Foundation members joined to participate in the Eclipse IoT Working Group -- an industry collaboration of companies who invest and promote an open source community for IoT. Already Eclipse IoT has over 40 member companies and 35 open source projects delivering production-ready stacks for for IoT devices, gateways, and cloud platforms.
"Throughout the 14 year history of the Eclipse Foundation, our focus has been fostering successful open source projects using a member and community-driven process to enable commercial adoption," said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at the Eclipse Foundation. "This is one of the most exciting periods in the Foundation's history, particularly as the enterprise Java stack re-imagines itself for cloud-native use cases via Jakarta EE, and as commercial adoption of IoT continues to explode with Eclipse IoT projects at the center of this innovation."
As an independent not-for-profit corporation, the Foundation and the Eclipse governance model ensures no single entity is able to control the strategy, policies or operations of the Eclipse community. The Eclipse Foundation provides four key services to the Eclipse community: 1) IP Management, 2) Ecosystem Development, 3) Development Process, and 4) IT Infrastructure. Full-time staff are associated with each of these areas and work with the greater Eclipse community to assist in meeting the needs of stakeholders. The Foundation is focused on creating an environment for successful open source projects and to promote the adoption of Eclipse technology in commercial and open source solutions.
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