Stating the Obvious
Bjorn’s latest blog post on “Not A Product” has received some passionate responses. It is important that everyone understand that the opinions expressed in Bjorn’s post are his own. They are most definitely not the consensus position of either the Eclipse Foundation staff or of the Board.
Bjorn has served the Eclipse community long and well. He deserves the opportunity to express his opinions as he sees fit. If anyone has misinterpreted Bjorn’s posts as some sort of signal of change in the direction of the Eclipse Foundation, I apologize. They are most certainly not.
Since November 2001, the Eclipse ecosystem has been built upon a strongly defined platform built with a high degree of quality and a deep concern for API evolution. Since 2001, Eclipse has shipped binaries to help developers quickly adopt our platform. That is what has gotten us to this level of success, and that is the model we will be using going forward with e4 and beyond.