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Becoming part of the Eclipse Cloud Development Tools (ECD Tools) Working Group demonstrates your commitment to the evolution and sustainability of industry-leading cloud native development tools, while also ensuring the growth and development of a well-governed, vendor-neutral open source ecosystem that benefits all.

Here are just some of the reasons ECD Tools is trusted by industry leaders:

  • The Eclipse Foundation has deep development tool experience, providing the perfect platform for enabling the future of cloud native tools.
  • ECD Tools has an excellent track record of promoting open cloud tools projects and attracting new developers and users. Through this partnership, ECD Tools members are able to gain traction for projects, which results in accelerated adoption of their commercial products.
  • The Eclipse Foundation’s clear, vendor-neutral rules for intellectual property sharing and decision-making make it easy to collaborate with other organizations to drive rapid innovation.
  • The Foundation’s legal and intellectual property processes enable members to fully comply with antitrust laws and provide members with the legal assurance that they can successfully embed open source technology into their commercial products.
  • The Eclipse Development Process is a set of best practices that guide member organizations during the creation of open source projects.


ECD Tools Working Group member benefits:

  • Collaborate with industry leaders in the development of common open tool platforms for Cloud IDEs, container management, cloud application deployment, and more.
  • Participate in defining strategic priorities for ECD Tools.
  • Gain access to unique insights and market data supporting the ECD Tools roadmap and direction.
  • Learn best practices to leverage open Cloud Development Tool technologies in order to accelerate product development and improve time-to-revenue.
  • Help define and build the Open VSX marketplace of VS Code extensions

Working Group Charter

Participation Agreement

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