Monday, December 20, 2010

Welcome Yatta to the Eclipse Foundation

The Yatta Solutions GmbH has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

The Kassel, Germany based company is an independent software vendor and IT consulting company. The company's mission is to make software processes simpler, faster and more reliable through leading-edge technologies and services.

Yatta Solutions provides Eclipse-based tool solutions for dynamic modeling and programming. The next-generation round-trip engineering of the Eclipse based tools suite UML LAB seamlessly combines Eclipse modeling and programming.

The company's customers include major corporations such as Volkswagen (VW) as well as small and medium-sized organizations.

You'll find more information about Yatta's solutions at

We appreciate Yatta's membership and look forward to many joint activities (like the last demo camp in Kassel).

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Welcome AGETO to the Eclipse Foundation

The Ageto Service GmbH has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

The Jena, Germany based company provides specialist consulting, software development and support services in the eCommerce, enterprise resource planning and IT security sectors. As a partner of eCommerce and ERP providers, AGETO handles the implementation and support of software solutions. In the field of IT security, AGETO has expert knowledge and experience in the integration of the new German identity card into Web applications. AGETO’s customers include, Pelikan, Fujitsu, Carl Zeiss Meditec and Toshiba. Further information on the company is available at

With AGETO’s employee Gunnar Wagenknecht, who has successfully participated to Eclipse projects in the past and who is a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council we have seen many contributions from AGETO. We look now forward to having an even closer involvement of the company in the Eclipse eco system.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Welcome Open Source Press To The Eclipse Foundation

The Open Source Press has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Associate Member.

The Munich, Germany based company is a computer book publisher based in Munich, Germany. The company specializes on high-quality publications on topics related to open-source software and philosophy. It was founded in 2003. The cofounded Open Source School uses the broad network of IT professionals Open Source Press has built over the years to offer trainings in the field of unix/linux administration, software development and web development.

We appreciate the Open Source Press membership and look forward to many joint activities.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Welcome Protos to the Eclipse Foundation

The Protos Software GmbH has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member

The Munich, Germany based Protos Software GmbH is a service company that specialized in the development of model-driven, domain-specific tools and applications for Embedded Systems.
We develop tools and applications for our customers and support them with training, consulting and coaching. Most of our projects are based on Eclipse Open Source Tools.
We have been creating tools and applications for the domains of automation, automotive, telecommunication and medical since 1996.

Protos recently started the eTrice Project which is in the Incubation Phase at the moment. The eTrice project will strive to deliver state of the art tooling and target middleware for the model driven development of industry quality event driven real-time software. Emphasis will be laid on the usablity of tooling, produced code and middleware in real industry projects. The initial contribution will be made most likely in November.

We appreciate Protos' membership and look forward to many joint activities.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Welcome University of Genova - DIST to the Eclipse Foundation

The University of Genova, Italy has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Associate Member.

For many years has the university's department of Computer, Communication and Systems Science (DIST) in Genova invested in Eclipse related technology and has helped to create a vivid research community in Italy.

Main research interests of the department with its 75 researchers and about 100 PhD students include the e-learning, robotics and automation, artificial intelligence and peer-to-peer technologies.

In many areas of this work the Eclipse platform serves as educational tool as well as supporting the researchers.

We appreciate the membership of the University of Genova and look forward to many joint activities.

Please contact DIST if you are looking for cooperation in the mentioned areas.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Welcome Interactive Objects to the Eclipse Foundation

Interactive Objects (iO) has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

iO considers itself a leading provider for Eclipse-based solutions for application portfolio modernization and maintenance of legacy systems.

Moreover, it offers MoRE, a solution for model driven modernization. MoRE is implemented on top of the Eclipse platform. iO provides legacy connectors for COBOL, PL/1 and other legacy applications. The abstraction, reduction, navigation and traceability features of MoRE makes of this solution not only the perfect companion for modernization initiatives, but also for extending end-of-life of legacy applications and drastically improving maintenance efforts.

iO’s vision is to provide the Eclipse community with a standard-based, extensible and configurable methodology and tools for model-driven modernization, that integrate application portfolio management (APM) and model-driven development.

iO hopes that the membership in the Eclipse Foundation will help to extend MoRE’s footprint and coverage.

We appreciate Interactive Objects´ membership and look forward to many joint activities.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Welcome SBB / CFF / FFS to the Eclipse Foundation

The Swiss Railway SBB has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Associate Member.

Transporting 327.5 million passengers and 50 million net tons of freight every year the company is by far the biggest travel and transport company in Switzerland.

Having experienced their great services for the time I was living in Switzerland I appreciate very much that this very service oriented organization has become a large consumer of the Eclipse platform and Eclipse related services.

We have seen presentations of their applications on various occasions such as the Eclipse Summit, and we look forward to an even closer relationship with SBB through the newly signed membership.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Welcome Intland Software to Eclipse

Intland Software has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

The company is a provider of collaboration and Application Lifecycle Management solutions for software development.

Within the Eclipse ecosystem, Intland is actively pursuing the following activities and projects:

To further enhance the seamless integration of Mercurial, a leading Distributed Version Control System, to Eclipse, with the MercurialEclipse plugin project. Intland is a firm believer in the superiority of the Distributed Version Control paradigm over the traditional centralized approach, and is actively developing several commercial and free software packages that support Mercurial and Git.

To reuse the first hand experience gathered while working on the Mercurial integration, and contribute to the EGit project - the Eclipse plugin that integrates Git with Eclipse - Intland has been invited to participate in EGit and team up with SAP, Google, Tasktop and other individual contributors.

Furthermore, Intland is working on defining and developing a generic integration layer between the leading Distributed Version Control implementations and the Mylyn task-focused interface. The primary aim of this initiative is to develop the most complete distributed ALM functionality available in the Eclipse universe. It includes sophisticated issue management, offline working and powerful associations between issues and source code change sets.

Intland’s collaborative software development solutions are used by major international organisations in industries, such as automobile, avionics, defence, finance and telecommunications. The company’s headquarters is based in Stuttgart, Germany, with a subsidiary in Silicon Valley, USA.

We appreciate Intland's membership and look forward to many joint activities

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Welcome Sigasi To The Eclipse Foundation

Sigasi has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

The young start-up is based in Ghent, Belgium. The company is focusing it's efforts around Sigasi HDT, a development tool for VHDL designers (in case you don't know VHDL, consult Wikipedia here). The tool is listed on Eclipse Marketplace in case you want to download it.

As Hendrik Eeckhaut, the CTO of Sigasi, states: We have long been convinced that a solid framework like Eclipse helps everybody. The application developer can reuse a big portion of the Eclipse framework (standing on the shoulders of giants, so to speak). The end user has a single familiar user interface and can benefit from over a thousand Eclipse-based solutions.

We appreciate Sigasi's membership and look forward to many joint activities (and more creative marketing images).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Welcome OPCoach to the Eclipse Foundation

OPCoach has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

The Toulouse, France based company was founded in June 2009, to provide training and consultancy on Eclipse related technologies. Based on the vast experience that the founder, Olivier Prouvost, acquired in former positions the company provides excellent services for RCP development and model based technologies.

OPCoach's customers are as well big companies like EADS, Continental, Freescale, Air France, Nixdorf, or pure software companies like Atos origin, Aptus, Silicom...

Trainings and consultancies are provided in French or English, in France and in Europe.

We appreciate OPCoach's membership and look forward to many joint activities.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Welcome Atos Origin to the Eclipse Foundation

Atos Origin S.A. has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Associate Member.

The company that originated from the French Atos and the Dutch Origin B.V. is one of the leading international information technology corporations, operating in 40 countries worldwide, with over 50,000 employees. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and as such, integrates, manages and secures the IT systems.

I had the pleasure to work with the consultants from Atos Origin in Toulouse, France where they provided Eclipse related consulting and development services in the Topcased project as well as in the ongoing OPEES initiative.

We appreciate Atos Origin's membership and look forward to many joint activities.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thank you Amazon!

Just a quick Thank-You to Amazon, (specifically, the AWS team and the CloudFront product) for once again providing our annual release train with some much needed, and much appreciated bandwidth. During the heavy download period of the release trains, our webmasters relish the ability to smooth the downloads over our Member Distros, Mirrors and AWS Cloudfront.

This is the second year in a row that we've been able to serve increasing volume with (mostly) full speed available to all downloaders.


- Don

Friday, June 18, 2010

Eclipse Summit Europe Sponsors

To date 16 (sweet!) companies have signed up to sponsor Eclipse Summit Europe.

Thanks to my colleague Perri I even have nice artwork to show :)

You can follow us on Twitter: #ese @EclipseSummit @EclipseESE

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Welcome Bank of America to the Eclipse Foundation

Bank of America, one of the worlds largest financial institutions, has joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Associate Member. In the US alone, Bank of America has over 58 Million accounts and 30 Million active online banking users.

I believe a key reason Bank of America joined the Eclipse Foundation is to act as a catalyst for other IT consumer organizations to get more involved in Eclipse and support open innovation. We know there are a lot of organizations with large deployments of Eclipse and seeing them step up and signal support in this way is very important to our ecosystem.

We appreciate the membership and support of Bank of America.

- Don

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Membership Value Explained

Sometimes I wish I would be as clear as Gunthilde Sohn from instinctools GmbH. That's why I want to share her note that she sent to a new member prospect with all of you.

Again, thank you Gunni!


you asked Ralph about the ROI of Eclipse Foundation membership and I am glad to provide you with our experience as a solution member:

We joined EF in 2008 after we decided to develop our product DITAworks based on Eclipse/RCP and focus our development services on Eclipse components. Besides using a mature and widely used technology for our products and services we experienced following benefits:

Increase of visibility
: having our company and product registered on and marketplace we are not just a local provider anymore but visible to all organizations using Eclipse. This kind of visibility would cost us quite a marketing budget to be achieved through different platforms.

Global reach: we are even visible to worldwide potential customers and were able to generate international leads, new customers and a partner in the USA selling our product on the US market. I am sure without presentation on Eclipse site this would not been possible or take much more time and money.

Increase of customers: we were able to get new customers for our development services - also outside of Germany. These people found us on and invited us to bid for their projects.

Co-branding for our product: Having DITAworks based on Eclipse and also providing an out-of-the-box package for documentation of Eclipse applications provides us a nice co-branding for our product. Customers feel that the product has a profound technology base and can easily be integrated with other Eclipse based products, environments etc.

Cooperation: we experienced a good and cooperative approach of Eclipse members among each other (talking about German companies, I do not know how it is in other countries)

We are participating in Eclipse events in order to meet colleagues and potential customers, learn about the latest developments in Eclipse and present our product and services.

These are the major benefits in short and I can say we a good ROI of being a member so far.

In case of any questions or comments please feel free to contact me any time.

Kind regards,


Friday, June 4, 2010

Eclipse Embedded Day Stuttgart

Eclipse Embedded Day (EDay 2010) has completed its agenda ! As promised, there are high quality talks from experienced professionals about Eclipse Technologies in the embeded space. You can check it here.

EDay 2010 is presented by MicroDoc in cooperation with the Eclipse Foundation and Wirtschaftsf├Ârderung Region Stuttgart. EDay 2010 is a great opportunity for senior technical developers, architects and technical managers to learn how to better leverage Eclipse technology and the Eclipse community as part of their development strategy.
There are just a few places left! So if you haven't registered yet, hurry up and register for this free event.

There's a unique opportunity for the attendees from the automotive sector to visit EDay 2010 and Open Forum 2010: International SPICE Days, Automotive Safety & Security and A2A - Apps to Automotive the days before at the same location. Please notice, that Open Forum 2010 has its own registration and is not for free.

The organizers and the Eclipse Foundation are looking forward to meeting you at EDay 2010 !

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eclipse Banking Day Copenhagen, June 1, 2010

Eclipse Banking Day is a day-long event for senior technical developers, architects and managers in the finance industry to learn how to better leverage Eclipse technology and the Eclipse community as part of their development strategy. The event will focus on three themes:

1. Eclipse as a platform for application development;
2. Leveraging Eclipse modeling technology for data exchange; and
3. Collaborating with the open source community.

Attendees will have the chance to hear speakers from leading financial institutions and experts from the Eclipse community. This event builds on the success of Eclipse Banking Days in London, New York and Frankfurt.

More information is available at

Thanks to Tonny Madsen from The RCP Company for doing all the work!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Welcome RCP Vision to the Eclipse Foundation

The Florence and Livorno/Italy based company joined the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member

RCP Vision provides training and consulting services for Eclipse related technologies.

Supporting the adoption of Eclipse platform and exploring Eclipse development techniques is the primary goal. Mirroring Eclipse in Italy, publishing tutorials on the company site ( and mentoring are others activities.

RCP Vision services include prototyping, analysis of requirements, team coaching on agile techniques, design patterns development, bug-tracking and testing tools evangelism.

RCP Vision focuses on development of both custom plug-ins for Eclipse IDE and Eclipse RCP-based Applications. With deep knowledge of the Eclipse platform and patterns RCP Vision allows its customers to easily get in touch and up-to-date with major Eclipse frameworks.

Among the various technologies available, the most effective and productive is the Model Driven software development with Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF).

We appreciate RCP Vision's membership and look forward to joint activities.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Eclipse Summit Europe: Inviting Sponsors

We want to inform you that we have launched the Eclipse Summit 2010 website

Through May 31, 2010, the sponsorship fee is €3,200 (three thousand two hundred) for Eclipse members in good standing and returning Eclipse Summit Europe sponsors in good standing; otherwise the fee is and €3,480 (three thousand four hundred eighty). Beginning June 1, 2010, the fee is €4,000 (members and returning sponsors) or €4,350 (non-members).

Please sign up now to save!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Be A Speaker At Eclipse Testing Day

The Eclipse Testing Day is a day-long event for technical developers, testers, architects, and managers to learn more about testing with Eclipse and OSGi technology. It will take place at the Commundo Tagungshotel in Darmstadt on the 8th September.

We are looking for contributions that fit into the areas of:

1. Testing Eclipse as a platform for application development
2. Testing OSGi-based applications
3. Testing Tools based on Eclipse

Talks will last 45 minutes, including time for questions. Presentations that include demos or are based on real-life projects are especially welcome.

Please submit your proposals by July 2nd to Please include the following information in your proposal:

- Presentation title and 100-200 word abstract
- Name, affiliation, 100-200 word bio, picture and contact information
- Language (English preferred)

More information about the testing day is available on the Eclipse Wiki

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Testing Day Team

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Welcome Bosch Group to the Eclipse Foundation

The Bosch Group (, with headquarters in Stuttgart Germany, has recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member.

Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of 38.2 billion euros in fiscal year 2009.

The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.”

The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

The involvement of Bosch in Eclipse is the usage of it for a common development environment in the automotive developments.

We appreciate the membership of Bosch Group and look forward to joint activities.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Welcome FZI to the Eclipse Foundation

The FZI Research Centre for Information Technology (, based in Karlsruhe Germany, has recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as an associate member.

FZI is an interdisciplinary non-profit research centre, funded partly by the economics ministry of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, partly by cooperative research projects and partly by direct contracts with industry. Its mission is to facilitate technology transfer of innovative solutions in information technology and to provide a bridge between academia and industry.

FZI offers its customers a unique interdisciplinary environment that fosters joint research among diverse fields of Computer Science, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Economics.

Although being independent from a legal and financial point of view, FZI is closely connected to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). FZI has been a great success story for 25 years now, and using its extensive network of contacts both in the academic and the industrial world, it has been an important catalyst for the development of IT in the Karlsruhe region.

Today, FZI has over 150 employees, mostly young scientists with outstanding experience in both research projects and professional consulting activities.

FZI is a major promoter of Open Source, having among its employees contributors to dozens of open source projects, many of which targeting the Eclipse platform.

We appreciate FZI's membership and look forward to joint activities.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Welcome Jasmine Conseil to the Eclipse Foundation

The Chatou/France based company Jasmine Conseil ( has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member

Jasmine Conseil provide a strong expertise along the different phase of a JEE project, from the design some UML/CASE tools, until the development/test and deployment using some agile tools/methodology.

Jasmine Conseil promotes Open Source usage around the productivity of Java development using some standard tools and solutions. In particular around Eclipse ecosystem using some “forge” solution, like our JasForge collaborative project based on Maven standard on Eclipse platform.

Jasforge is an incubation project and consist in is essence of a framework of collaborative tools which can be installed and used in various contexts. This project is based on our experience of collaborative project with our customers. Jasforge originality come from the fact that the project is based on standard Open Source tools which collaborate together to form a unified solution which follow the development practice of a Continuous Integration process like Hudson or Apache Continuum.

Jasmine Conseil offers a wide range of tools and services needed daily by software development teams to supply high quality software and we assist the development team in all this components and steps (document and project management, quality metrics,).

We appreciate Jasmine Counseil's membership and look forward to joint activities.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Welcome Zenika to the Eclipse Foundation

The Paris-based company Zenika has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member

Zenika ( an IT consulting firm specializing in Enterprise Java architecture and technologies. The team is made of experienced professionals with solid backgrounds, well-versed in new technologies and constantly mastering the most innovative and relevant tools and frameworks.

Zenika strives to design, develop and deploy high-quality Java-based systems that fit the size and the goals of your projects, based on open source software. From initial business requirements to user acceptance, Zenika's consultants will provide custom follow-ups throughout the complete project lifecycle.

Zenika's training department provides its customers durable and valuable knowledge on the architectures designed and offers trainings that are perfectly adapted and tailored to the clients' contexts and needs.

We appreciate Zenika's membership and look forward to joint activities.


Welcome Engineering Group to the Eclipse Foundation

The Italian company Engineering Group has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member.

Engineering Group ( is the major Italian player in IT design, outsourcing, product and consulting services on all vertical markets, with offices in Europe and Latin America. Its Research & Innovation Division manages the SpagoWorld Initiative, including the open source projects SpagoBI, Spagic, Spago4Q and Spago

Engineering has decided to increase its participation in Eclipse, joining the IWG SOA initiative and proposing two new projects in the SOA domain. This way, the company contributes to the development of the new SOA middleware of Eclipse, which aims to become the reference industrial implementation for the development of interoperability solutions and service-oriented architectures.

Engineering expects that this membership will increase its role in the development of mature open source solutions and in the proposition of OS based infrastructures in the market.

We appreciate Engineering Group's membership and look forward to joint activities.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Welcome Mia-Software to the Eclipse Foundation

The Paris-based company Mia-Software has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as an associate member.

Mia-Software ( is a software company providing products and solutions to industrialize the development, the maintenance and the evolution of software systems. It is a subsidiary of Sodifrance group (, a french company specialized in IT Modernization projects. Mia-Software has been founded in 2004 to leverage the R&D efforts engaged during the last 20 years by Sodifrance to understand legacy systems and transform them according to new technologies or new business needs.

Mia-Software provides two commercial products : Mia-Studio and Mia-Insight. Mia-Studio is a Model-Driven Software Development solution based on EMF to create and maintain specific code generators for any kind of language (Java, C#, PHP, ADA, C, C++, COBOL, ...). It is used by large companies (banks, insurance, transportation, administration, ...) to generate code compliant with their own architecture, patterns and coding norms. Mia-Insight is a tool for analysing existing software systems. It provides source code analysers for many languages and systems (COBOL, PL1, C, Java, C#, VB6, ...).

Mia-Software contributes to Modisco (, an Eclipse project created by AtlanMod (, the INRIA team headed by Jean Bezivin. This project, for which Mia-Software provides 5 committers, aims at providing an open-source platform, based on Eclipse, to facilitate the development of model-driven legacy modernization tools. Modernization projects need this kind of tools to evaluate the quality of existing systems, understand and/or transform them.

We appreciate Mia-Software's membership and look forward to joint activities.