The basic governance of the Eclipse Foundation is laid out in the following governance documents, processes, and additional policies.
|Bylaws||The Bylaws lay out the basic rules of governance of the Eclipse Foundation.
The official version of our Bylaws is in French but an English version is also available.|
The Bylaws of our Delaware incorporated US organization can be found here.
|Membership Agreement||The Membership Agreement describes the rights and responsibilities for each class of member in the Eclipse Foundation.|
The Membership Agreement for our Delaware incorporated US organization can be found here.
|Intellectual Property Policy||The IP Policy describes the policies and mechanisms that the Eclipse Foundation uses for accepting and licensing the intellectual property developed by Eclipse projects and specifications.||Read More|
|Antitrust Policy||The Antitrust Compliance Policy describes the obligations required from all Eclipse Foundation Members to ensure compliance with Antitrust laws.||Read More|
|Development Process||The Eclipse Foundation Development Process (EDP) describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing projects at the Eclipse community.||Read More|
|Specification Process||The Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing specifications by Eclipse working groups and specification projects.||Read More|
|Working Group Process||The Eclipse Foundation Working Group Process describes the fundamental rules for creating and governing working groups at the Eclipse community.||Read More|
|Community Code of Conduct||The Eclipse community has a culture that embraces and respects diversity.||Read More|
|Affiliates Membership Guidelines||These guidelines provide an outline of the benefits, responsibilities and rights of affiliate companies related to the participation of affiliated members.||Read More|
|Eclipse Foundation Security Policy||This policy sets forth the general principles under which the Eclipse Foundation manages the reporting, management, discussion, and disclosure of security vulnerabilities discovered in Eclipse software.||Read More|
|Third-Party Dependencies||This document contains the guidelines for the review of third-party dependencies used by Eclipse Foundation open source projects.||Read More|
|Implementing the IP Policy||This document describes how the Eclipse Management Organization (EMO) seeks Board approval for the use of open source licenses, or can seek special approval for a third party component which has failed the normal IP due diligence.||Read More|
|Licensing Example Code||This policy describes how projects may license their example code.||Read More|
|Using Proprietary Tools||This document outlines the policies and procedures for projects using proprietary tools in their development process.||Read More|
|Standards and Specifications Policy||This document describes how the Eclipse Foundation and Eclipse projects interact with standards and specifications organizations.||Read More|
|Recognizing Contributions on Project Web Sites||This policy details how projects can recognize organizations who make significant contributions to them.||Read More|
|Hosted Services Privacy and Acceptable Usage Policy||This policy specifies the obligations of projects which have virtual servers which may collect personally identifiable information.||Read More|
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