Life at Eclipse

Musings on the Eclipse Foundation, the community and the ecosystem

Archive for November 2009

Dear Bjorn: Go away


Your latest post deserves a clear response.

Your former colleagues at the Eclipse Foundation have tolerated your public abuse quietly because we are professionals, and we honestly thought that you would tire of it. Apparently we were wrong. But the time has come to say it: You are a jerk. Please go away. You quit the Foundation, you have zero commits since April, and we tire of your sniping from afar.

It is no secret that the Eclipse Foundation is a 501(c)6 and is supported financially by members. But to say that the Foundation does not care deeply about the open source community is a pure fabrication. It attacks the personal and professional reputations of all of us who work hard at the Foundation for the entire community.

Since you left, the team has made great strides in pulling together a number of wonderful, committer-oriented prgrams for 2010. Included amongst the items already committed to the Board is a branded Eclipse forge hosted elsewhere (e.g. IP Policy free), Git support for the whole community and major improvements in hosted build and test at All initiatives that you failed to make much progress on in four years on the staff here.

If you want to go create your own forge somewhere, go ahead. Your steady acid drip of negativity will serve your new community well.

Written by Mike Milinkovich

November 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

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Some (Ottawa) Holiday Cheer

Calling the Eclipse Ottawa community!

The Eclipse Foundation would like to invite everyone in the local Eclipse community to join us at Marshy’s on the afternoon of December 18th. If you can make it, please add your name to the meetup page.

We hope to see you there!

Written by Mike Milinkovich

November 26, 2009 at 11:28 am

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