The Eclipse Foundation’s IP Policy and procedures date back to 2004. Our policies and processes have gradually evolved over time; however, our current due diligence review process for third-party dependencies no longer supports agile development or continuous delivery. Additionally, it is becoming impossible to scale our current processes to modern day technologies such as Node.JS, NPM, etc.
As a result, the Eclipse Foundation is making significant changes to its policies and procedures to address these issues. This talk will walk you through these changes in order to identify the overall benefit to Eclipse Committers and Eclipse Projects.
While this talk will be particularly interesting to Eclipse Committers as they learn about “What’s Coming (Our Modernization Plan for IP Mgmt)”, this talk will also be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about IP best practices and how the Eclipse Foundation is moving to a license compliance model for third party dependencies!