29 October 2013

Eclipse Foundation Creates European Subsidiary in Germany

Zwingenberg, Germany – 29 October 2013 - The Eclipse Foundation has announced the creation of a European subsidiary, Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH (EFE), located in Zwingenberg (Hessen), Germany to better support the  growing Eclipse open source community in Europe. Ralph Mueller has been appointed the Managing Director of Eclipse Foundation Europe.

Eclipse is a global open source community with over 250 projects, more than 1000 committers, over 200 member organizations supporting the operation of the Foundation, and with an estimated 8 million developers using Eclipse. One-quarter of the Eclipse user community is located in Europe and half of the member companies are based in Europe.

The new EFE has local staff members to support the European community. Staff will support members in EU-funded projects such as ITEA2, provide appropriate development and dissemination services as a project partner, and participate in European-based associations such as the German Bitkom to create awareness of open innovation, open source business models, and the Eclipse platform.

Europe has been a leader in the adoption of open source technology, and in particular Eclipse,” explains Mr. Mueller. “The creation of Eclipse Foundation Europe will allow us to accelerate our push to promote the Eclipse Working Groups as a way to foster industry collaboration.”

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools, and runtimes for building, deploying, and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects.

Source: Eclipse Foundation