Monday, July 30, 2007

IPZilla Summer Vacation 2007

No...the plan is not to have IPZilla go away for the summer :-)

Rather the Eclipse foundation is planning work to improve the user experience of both the Eclipse committers and the Eclipse legal staff when working with IPZilla.
This work will require no changes to the Eclipse IP Policy.

Please check out the goals and the plan: link.

As committer representatives we are excited about these proposed changes. I know that it would have made my life easier with my previous experiences outlined here: link.

Dare we wish for summer to end? :-)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Trademark and Logo Usage Guidelines

Howdy Eclipse committers! The committer representatives want to make sure that you are aware of the updated Trademark and Logo Usage Guidelines. As Mike mentioned, the big difference is that project names, acronyms and logos are recognized as Eclipse trademarks. If people recall the Mylar -> Mylyn transition, this was the primary reason for the rename.

To put it simply, the Eclipse Foundation takes a lot of pride in the cleanliness of the intellectual property within Eclipse. Trademarks are considered intellectual property, therefore as committers, we must ensure our project names and logos are clean. Plus, as committers, we can come up with cool and funny names like TPTP or COSMOS for our projects ;)