Eclipse Foundation Board Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2011


A Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “
Board”) of Eclipse.org Foundation, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Corporation”), was held at 11am EST on September 21, 2011 as a regularly scheduled teleconference call.

Attending?

Director

Company

No

Chris Aniszczyk

Elected Committer Representative

No

Michael Bechauf

SAP AG

Yes

Boris Bokowski

Elected Committer Representative

Yes

Cedric Carbone

Talend

Yes

Eric Clayberg

Elected Sustaining Representative

Yes

Paul Clenahan

Actuate Corporation

Yes

Etienne Juliot

OBEO

Yes

Hans Kamutzki

Elected Sustaining Representative

Yes

Pat Huff for John Kellerman

IBM

Yes

Mik Kersten

Elected Sustaining Representative

No

Jochen Krause

Innoopract GmbH

Yes

Dennis Leung

Oracle

Yes

Paul Lipton

CA Technologies

Yes

Achim Loerke

BREDEX GmbH

No

Ed Merks

Elected Committer Representative

Yes

Wolfgang Neuhaus

itemis AG

No

Jason Van Zyl

Sonatype

 

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

General Business

Mike Milinkovich introduced two resolutions to approve new PMC Leaders.  Following discussion, the following two resolutions were unanimously passed:

RESOLVED, Chuck Bridgham is approved as the new leader of the Web Tools Platform PMC.

RESOLVED, Tom Watson and Christian Campo are approved as the new co-leaders of the EclipseRT PMC.

Mike Milinkovich proposed that Mik Kersten be appointed to the IP Advisory Committee.  The following resolution was unanimously passed:

RESOLVED, Mik Kersten is appointed to the IP Advisory Committee.

Mike Milinkovich introduced the minutes from the July 2011 Board meeting, attached hereto as Exhibit A and asked for any corrections and/or comments.  With Boris Bokowski abstaining, the following resolution was passed:

RESOLVED, there was unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the July 2011 Board Meeting. 

Program Plan

Mike Milinkovich reviewed the Program Plan with the Board.  Mike indicated that the staff and management of the Foundation wanted a shorter list of priorities to focus on this year.  Dennis Leung asked the status of OPEES and the number of Members that would be required for the program to break even.  Mike indicated that 20 Members was the goal, though the Foundation did not expect as many as that at launch.   Pat Huff asked about the specific goals for build infrastructure.  Mike indicated that the goal for the first half of 2012 is to get it up and running.  Pat Huff also asked about Long Term Support and if there was a target was for signing people up.  Mike indicated that there was, though his expectation on this call was to agree on the list of priorities and move to greater detail in follow on Board meetings. 

There was consensus at the Board that the list of objectives presented was the right list.  Mike indicated that he would now look at success measures for those items, getting into the next level of detail. 

Boris Bokowski indicated that he would like to see additional feedback on the monetization of IPZilla.  Mike Milinkovich indicated that there were companies that would like to be fed the data on what we’ve reviewed and approved and that we would sell that data and provide ongoing access to it.  Mike further indicated that the Foundation was also thinking about creating a certification mark for projects to advertise that their content has been reviewed and approved by Eclipse. 

 

Implementing the IP Policy Document

Mike Milinkovich introduced proposed changes to the Implementing the IP Policy document as reviewed and approved by the IP Advisory Committee, and attached hereto as Exhibit C.  Mike indicated that the changes were designed to provide a mechanism for the Board to consider approving licenses which would not typically be approved in situations where the Eclipse Foundation’s normal view on licensing matters would seriously impede a Project. 

The concrete example that was the impetus to consider such a mechanism was WebKit.  WebKit has LGPL licenses associated with it and is a key piece of software in the mobile space.  Mike further indicated that the Policy did not in any way change the provisions in the Bylaws that require a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors to approve a distribution license at Eclipse.  The following resolution was unanimously passed:

RESOLVED, the Implementing the IP Policy Document as amended and circulated to the Board is approved.

Mike Milinkovich declared the meeting adjourned at approximately 11:41 pm EST.  

*          *          *          *          * 

This being a true and accurate record of the proceedings of this Meeting of the Board of Directors held on September 21, 2011, is attested to and signed by me below.

                                                                                                /s/ Janet Campbell      

                                                                                                Secretary of Meeting