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The next steps are to really focus on creating an Eclipse Economy instead of an Eclipse Community: Community is a subclass of Economy. There are a lot of companies paying for Eclipse membership, we are a "$5000 a year" member, call us the middle class if you must.  
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The next steps are to really focus on creating an Eclipse Economy instead of an Eclipse Community: Community is a subclass of Economy. There are a lot of companies paying for Eclipse membership. We are a "$5000 a year" member. Call us the middle class.
  
 
Now that the times are hard, this middle class want to see some direct effect of this membership before we cancel and just take Eclipse like the rest of the world. My believe is that companies like ours must form the bigger part of the income of the Eclipse foundation just like the middle class is the base of any countries economy.
 
Now that the times are hard, this middle class want to see some direct effect of this membership before we cancel and just take Eclipse like the rest of the world. My believe is that companies like ours must form the bigger part of the income of the Eclipse foundation just like the middle class is the base of any countries economy.

Revision as of 21:06, 28 May 2009

Salvo: The Eclipse Newsreader Project Legal Stuff

I have hijacked this spot to communicate about the Eclipse Newsreader project known as "Salvo". This project has not yet been accepted by the Eclipse community and therefore the EPL does not apply. Until this, all IP rights belong to me, Wim Jongman (let the wiki log be my witness), and even though I am posting code to this site, this does not mean that it is EPL or will ever become EPL.

The big scope

My personal "frustration" with Eclipse is that it is a technology focussed community and although I am a techie avant la lettre (yes I did program assembly on the Zilog Z80) I am also a business owner concerned to put food on the plates of my employees (I pause for a second so you can wipe your tears). I want to bring Eclipse consumers and Eclipse providers together inside the Eclipse community so that we can create an Economy. With this I mean that there must be a place inside Eclipse where consumers can contact providers but providers can also make themselves visible for consumers and therefore Eclipse must know their consumers.

The first step

Since Eclipse is a community and all efforts arise from this community, there is no use barking against the Mighty Moon (MM pun intended) to make this happen. Instead I feel I/we have to do something.

I want a "Community", "Collaboration" or "Community Collaboration" or "Community and Social Collaboration" top level project. In this project we place tools like Mylyn, the ECF collaboration projects and my Salvo newsreader project as a start and integrate this with the base Eclipse download.

The next steps

The next steps are to really focus on creating an Eclipse Economy instead of an Eclipse Community: Community is a subclass of Economy. There are a lot of companies paying for Eclipse membership. We are a "$5000 a year" member. Call us the middle class.

Now that the times are hard, this middle class want to see some direct effect of this membership before we cancel and just take Eclipse like the rest of the world. My believe is that companies like ours must form the bigger part of the income of the Eclipse foundation just like the middle class is the base of any countries economy.

All bla bla?

I don't want to just talk about this but also chip in. I am currently working an a newsreader project to give the community a voice from within the Eclipse workbench (see below if you want to give this Alpha project a spin).

The next project I want to work on is a (Google) map which is accessible from the Eclipse Help menu that shows where you can get Eclipse services in your region. The entries in the map are the companies that pay for Eclipse (like Remain, Industrial-TSI, IBM and others :-).

The newsreader project

Here is the RCP application of the newsreader project. Remember, it is still Beta software. You can read and reply but not yet post. This will be fixed in a couple of days.

salvo.zip

It is pretty simple but here is a five minute instruction without audio:

Technology

More later

Plan

More later

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