Thursday, March 22, 2012

One More Thing

Before I leave for EclipseCon tomorrow, I'd like to point you to -actually- a couple more things:

  1. The organizers of the Eclipse Day Toulouse have issued their call for sponsors and the call for papers
  2. The organizers of the Eclipse Integrated Development Day in Berlin have done the same
  3. And the organizers of the Eclipse Testing Day 2012 are also looking for sponsors and talks
So please contact them if you are interested in any of the subjects.

Then, quite a few companies have shown interest in organizing an Eclipse Financial Day around the October timeframe. Please contact Manuela Duft from compeople AG (or me, in case you don't have her email address) for further details.

And last, but not least: If you consider to organize a Juno demo camp in May/June, please let us know. You can send an email to

See many of you in Reston!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Almost off to EclipseCon

Only a couple more nights to sleep, and then I will be off to EclipseCon 2012 in Resten, VA.

I'm pretty excited about going: A new venue, a new town (I have never been in the Washington area before) and quite a number of interesting talks. And a whole bunch of Europeans will be going to be there again, not to mention the special meetings that we were able to organize.

One we haven't talked much about yet: I'd like to invite you Europeans to have a beer with me on the 29th in the evening. I'm not sure about the location yet, so please add yourself to this Doodle poll. That would help me to find a proper place :-)

 Don't forget that -as every year- we will check passports at the entrance to see if you qualify.

One more thing: If you can't wait to get an Eclipse beer, join us at the Eclipse Stammtisch Kaiserslautern. There's only a few seats left!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

CeBIT (Reloaded)

Just packing for CeBIT 2012, where you will find me for the next 6 days! But it won't just be the Eclipse Foundation, the Foundation will be joined by Actuate, BREDEX, EclipseSource, itemis, MicroSoft and TaskTop (see full press release).

We look forward to our brand-new booth that has been designed to give the visitor a good look at all the exhibitors. We will have really nice showcases, and we will have interesting offerings to show!

And if you are interested in learning more about the Eclipse Foundation, come on. I'm more than happy to talk to you about our latest initiatives like the Automotive Industry Working Group, the aerospace lead initiative PolarSys or our Long Term Support IWG.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Automotive Industry Working Group News

I wanted to take the opportunity and inform you about things going on in the Eclipse Auto-IWG. We had a face-2-face meeting in Stuttgart at ETAS GmbH. We have made a lot of progress with the work packages as you can see from the meeting minutes and the updates made on the wiki.

In addition, we were listing to presentations from Stefan Voget (Continental) about EATOP, a potential Eclipse project implementing EAST-ADL, a presentation from Bosch India on an OSEE for Automotive package that they have created and finally from Oscar Slotosch from Validas in Germany on tool qualification. All the presentations are already available or will be made available at

I'm also very pleased to welcome Validas AG from Munich, Germany and The Virtual Vehicle Competence Center from Graz, Austria as new Solution Members to the Eclipse Foundation. They have expressed strong interest in participating in the AutoIWG, and we are very happy to have their industry know-how and experience on board.

Is Eclipse important to Automotive and is Automotive important in Eclipse? Looking at the program of the upcoming EclipseCon in Reston, Virginia, I note that Ford's "What's next guy, Mr. Prasad and Peter Semmelhack, founder of Bug Labs will talk in their keynote presentation about the App Development Platform of the future car.

And in the 'normal' program, I can also find quite a number of talks that are of interest to the automotive crowd.

And last but not least, we will have an 'automotive meeting' at EclipseCon. Please add yourself to this Doodle poll if you are interested in participating or presenting.