Feb 21, 2008 Eclipse


By Doug Gaff

I am "Yet Another Board Candidate" for Eclipse Committee Board Representative. Apparently Ed thinks there’s not enough controversy around the nominations. OK, here goes:

I think Eclipse is struggling from a crisis of identity, spurred by enormous growth in contributions, membership, and the ecosystem. Some resulting questions: Do we really
care about competing with NetBeans? (I don’t.) Are we ever going to
truly step out of the enterprise space? (For God’s sake please!) In how
many technical directions should we take this new runtime focus?
(Um…anyone care to talk about Android?)
Do member companies really care about users, and if not, what we can
do? (Perhaps not, very bad.) Is diversity a reality in practice and in
the end, do we care? (Mostly no and definitely yes.)

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