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Contributing Code to Eclipse: Why to. How to.

Bjorn Freeman-Benson (Eclipse Foundation)

Wednesday, 10:45, 45 minutes | Fils

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Bjorn Freeman-Benson

Eclipse is about providing extensible frameworks and exemplary tools for the community and the ecosystem. Eclipse members base commercial products on the Eclipse frameworks, and thus the Eclipse projects take special pride in their reputation for very high-quality releases.

This quality is no accident - the Eclipse Development Process and the community effort to enhance and enforce that process is part of the whole Eclipse experience. You'll learn how the Eclipse software engineering processes works, and how both companies and individuals can join the Eclipse projects. We'll cover the processes, the benefits and the drawbacks, and leave you with a keen desire to join!

Bjorn Freeman-Benson is the Director of Open Source Process for the Eclipse Foundation. Throughout his interesting career, Bjorn has always been fascinated by programming languages, development environments, and software engineering practices. He has wandered away from that "one true path" now and then, but he always returns to what he enjoys. Bjorn has worked for OTI, Amazon.com, Rational, Gemstone, and others plus he had a stint as a university professor in a previous life. With a little prompting, he is happy to expound about his experience with electric cars and his love of flying.

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