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Revision as of 12:22, 14 April 2016

Meeting Title: Architecture Council Monthly Meeting
Date & Time: Thursday Apr 14, 2016 at 1100 Ottawa
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All AC Members are invited.

  • PMC Reps please confirm attendance or list your delegate below. Every PMC is required to name a primary and backup delegate, and to ensure that one delegate attends the meeting.
BIRT: Wenfeng Li Wenbin He
Eclipse: Dani Megert
Modeling: Eike Stepper
Technology: Wayne Beaton
Tools: Doug Schaefer
LocationTech: Jim Hughes
IoT: Julien Damien

All Attendees

  • In attendance: Wayne Beaton, Marcel Bruch, Julien Damien (IoT PMC), Jim Hughes, Maximilian Koegel, Dani Megert, Martin O, Denis Roy (?), Doug Schaefer, Eike Stepper, Krum Tsvetkov, Lars Vogel
  • Regrets: Jay Billings, Christian Campo, Jonas Helming, Mickael Istria, Martin Lippert, Adrian Mos, Alexander Nyssen, Pascal Rapicault

Agenda / Notes

Review of Last Meeting

New Topics

Welcome New Members

  • Jim Hughes joining for LocationTech PMC
    • Mathematician working as a Software Developer, interested in Math underpinnings of GMaza (in the Hadoop Ecosystem)
    • Getting that project through the EMO's IP Review, been doing some other work on Locationtech
    • Started SFCurve, for distributed indexing; also got a proposal for GeoBench
  • Julien Damien joining for IOT PMC
    • Working for Sierra Wireless - security expert (authentication, encryption, ...)
    • Project lead for lightweight M2M and committer on Wakaama and Californium

Wayne: New Member proposals


  • Want to get more consistent usage of the term "Eclipse" on homepages, and especially external websites (like or Github)
  • Want a public transparent discussion
  • Jim: Dealing with the homepage was problematic so far, external organizations have been easier to deal with

Lars: Mattermost Channel during meetings


  • Missing a public list of work being worked on (as per message from Dani) - AI Wayne check with Paul
    • Eclipse PMC was taken by surprise at some work happening - need to ensure there are committer resources for reviewing
    • Would need a better channel for communication
    • Mickael would be in a better position to discuss
    • Lars: One obvious missing piece is asking projects, if projects actually want the work requested by the AC ?
    • Wayne: FEEP should not be different than any other contribution - follow existing models
  • Many list of items not claimed yet -- any need to change anything on the process ?
    • Wayne: AC did exactly what they were asked to
    • Suggest a forum with Paul and Mickael, how to better define work that people can reasonably do
  • Should the EMO put more focus on sustainable solutions: going the extra mile to do it right
    • Wayne: should not be different than
    • Somebody who takes FEEP funding still has to play by the rules;
    • Doug: Need to manage expectations on what we get out of the program .. as well as what bidders can get
    • Martin so it sounds like there are learnings for now:
      • It's aceeptable for a project to reject a FEEP contribution if it doesn't satisfy quality needs
      • Projects should review proposals early and add constraints where necessary - in order to help bidders estimate size of the work
  • AI Wayne suggest meeting time and invite interested parties
  • Julien: as FEEP is primarily for IDE, why is it an AC topic and not a PMC one ?
    • Doug: AC is across all the projects ... don't have the IDE body (yet) but would probably need it
    • Martin: Keep AC as a "wide" body of attendees, fork out to subgroups as needed

Great Fixes for Neon

  • Wayne queried the Git commit index to find contributions; will announce first 2 winners soon

EclipseCon F2F

  • The Google Hangout worked so-so for Marcel and Martin
  • Wayne: Concept was OK but need to work on the technology
  • AI Wayne transcribe his notes to proper meeting minutes


  • Wayne: We still have some challenge with mentoring - will need to talk in a follow-up meeting

Action Items

  • Wayne to dbl check on new member candidates
  • Martin and Wayne to join Mattermost during AC Calls
  • Wayne to fill in details of Trademarks doc
  • Wayne to schedule a FEEP call
  • Wayne to provide EclipseCon F2F minutes

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