Eclipse Foundation Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2008

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A Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Eclipse.org Foundation, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Corporation”), was held on held at 11:00 am Eastern time on November 19, 2008 as a regularly scheduled teleconference.

Present on the teleconference were the following Directors:

Present

Director

Organization

Yes

Chris Aniszczyk

Committer Representative

Yes

Tim Barnes

OpenMethods LLC

Yes

Rich Bartlett

Nokia

No

Michael Bechauf

SAP AG

Yes

Hans-Christian Brockmann

brox IT-Solutions GmbH

No

Dino Brusco

Motorola

No

Mark Coggins

Actuate Corporation

Yes

Robert Day

Add-In Provider Representative

No

Mark de Visser

Sonatype

No

Ricco Deutscher

SOPERA GmbH

Yes

Doug Gaff

Committer Representative

Yes

Richard Gronback

Borland Software Corp.

No

Andi Gutmans

Zend Technologies

Yes

Oisin Hurley

IONA Technologies

Yes

John Kellerman

IBM

No

Mik Kersten

Committer Representative

Yes

Wayne Kerr for Jonathan Khazam

Intel Corporation

No

Jochen Krause

Innoopract

Yes

Stephane Lacrampe

OBEO

Yes

Dennis Leung

Oracle

No

Paul Lipton

CA Inc.

No

Maher Masri

Genuitec, LLC

Yes

Jeff McAffer

Committer Representative

Yes

Emma McGrattan

Add-In Provider Representative

Yes

Ed Merks

Committer Representative

Yes

Wolfgang Neuhaus

itemis AG

No

Tracy Ragan

Add-In Provider Representative

No

Steve Saunders

Wind River

Yes

Somasundaram Shanmugam

Sybase

Yes

Mitch Sonies

Cloudsmith Inc.

Yes

Mike Taylor

Add-In Provider Representative

No

Todd E. Williams

Add-In Provider Representative



Present at the invitation of the Board was Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, and Janet Campbell, Secretary, of Eclipse.org Foundation, Inc.

Dual –Licensing Jetty at Eclipse:

Adam Lieber and Greg Wilkins from Webtide joined the Board call to discuss a proposal to dual license Jetty at Eclipse under the EPL and Apache 2.0 licenses.  Adam provided background on the Jetty community and the potential benefits of a move to Eclipse for both Jetty and the Eclipse community.  Adam also outlined the importance in maintaining the project’s association with the Apache 2.0 license for existing Jetty consumers. 

Following discussion, there was unanimous consent to approve the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that there was unanimous consent to approve dual licensing of Jetty at Eclipse under the EPL and Apache 2.0 licenses.

General Business:

Minutes:  Mike Milinkovich introduced a discussion of the full and abridged the Minutes of the October 15, 2008 Board meeting.  There was unanimous consent to approve the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that there was unanimous consent to approve the full and abridged minutes of the October 15, 2008 Board Meeting.

Change of Director:  Mike Milinkovich advised the Board that Sonatype, one of the Eclipse Foundation’s Strategic Members, would be changing their representative on the Board of Directors from Jason Van Zyl to Mark de Visser.

Committee Appointment: There was unanimous consent to approve the following Resolutions:

RESOLVED, that there was unanimous consent to appoint Jason van Zyl to the Membership Committee.

IP Advisory Committee:

Mike Milinkovich indicated that there are a number of items that the IP Advisory Committee has recommended for Board approval.   First, the IP Advisory Committee recommended that the Board approve the following license(s) for use with Non-Code Content, where “Non-Code Content” is defined in the new website terms of use as “…white papers, dissertations, articles or other literary works, power point presentations, encyclopedias, anthologies, wikis, blogs, diagrams, drawings, sketches, photos or other images, audio content, video content and audiovisual materials.”:

a)      EPL, or

b)      the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 (Unported) license - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, or 

c)      the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (Unported) license - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.

Following generally positive discussion, there was unanimous consent to approve the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that there was unanimous consent to approve the use of the following license(s) for use with Non-Code Content, where “Non-Code Content” is defined in the new website terms of use as “…white papers, dissertations, articles or other literary works, power point presentations, encyclopedias, anthologies, wikis, blogs, diagrams, drawings, sketches, photos or other images, audio content, video content and audiovisual materials.”:

a)      EPL, or

b)      the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 (Unported) license - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, or 

c)      the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (Unported) license - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.

Second, the IP Advisory Committee recommended that the Board approve the use of the Eclipse Distribution License (“EDL”) for example code.  Mike Milinkovich indicated that the use of the EDL would be at the discretion of the Project.  There was strong support for this proposal and there was unanimous consent to approve the following resolution:

            RESOLVED, that there was unanimous consent to approve the use of the Eclipse Distribution License (“EDL”) for example code.

Third, the IP Advisory Committee recommended that the Board approve an updated version of the “Implementing the IP Policy Document” in order to be consistent with the newly approved IP Policy.  There was unanimous consent to approve the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that there was unanimous consent to approve the proposed updated version of the “Implementing the IP Policy Document”.

Policy on Recognizing Project Contributions: 

Mike Milinkovich introduced a discussion of a proposed policy on recognizing project contributions.  While generally supportive of the Policy, Board members felt that the document was overly cumbersome as currently written and did not explicitly address the implementation process to make sure that we have sufficient rights to any corporate logos or pictures of those that we are recognizing.  Following the discussion, there was unanimous consent to approve the following resolution:

            RESOLVED, that there was unanimous consent to approve the Policy on Recognizing Project Contributions as drafted and the EMO is further directed to revisit the document with a view to making it easier to follow by the reader and to include the implementation process to make sure that we have sufficient rights to any corporate logos or pictures of those that we are recognizing.

Program Plan Review:

Mike Milinkovich introduced the discussion of the Program Plan, initially directing Board Members to slide 5 of the Program Plan.  Slide 5 described the Strategic Goals of the Eclipse Foundation as follows:

  1. Establish Eclipse as the leading provider of open source runtime technologies

  2. Maintain global leadership in open source tools platforms

  3. Create value for all its membership classes

  4. Foster growth of the ecosystem, particularly in verticals

  5. Run a well governed, cost effective organization

Mike asked if anyone had any questions or concerns regarding the goals as presented.  One Board member suggested changing the “the” in goal 1 to “a” which was generally supported by the Board. 

ESE Update:

Mike Milinkovich provided an update on Eclipse Summit Europe.  Mike indicated that as of today’s meeting, there were 417 registered attendees, higher than the 410 registrants that we had last year.  The conference had been a resounding success, exceeding our expectations, and resulting a in a modest profit. 

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): 

Mike Milinkovich introduced the Eclipse Foundation’s Key Performance Indicators for the month and indicated that the indicators are tracking as expected.

            There being no additional business to attend to, Mike Milinkovich thanked all Board Members and declared the meeting adjourned at approximately 12:00 Eastern time.

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This being a true and accurate record of the proceedings of this Meeting of the Board of Directors held on November 19th, 2008, is attested to and signed by me below.

                                                                                                /s/ Janet Campbell      

                                                                                                Secretary of Meeting