I came across this vision statement that I wrote for last year’s Eclipse Board of Directors elections. Although a bit lofty as a campaign platform, I still think it holds true. Since the original election pages are now gone, I thought I would post it here for posterity.
Open source software is now bigger than ever, but an adhoc collection of small scale projects on community forges is starting to replace large scale foundations as the place where open development happens. Mirroring the shift from the JVM to the browser, this is happening in part because these community forges are small, agile, and can adapt more quickly to the rapidly changing computing landscape.