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Eclipse Foundation Member

Red Hat, Inc. contributes to a number of Eclipse Projects!

Red Hat is a Strategic Developer member at the Eclipse Foundation, being part of the board and actively contributing to a multitude of Eclipse projects and also leading multiple projects at the foundation which are used by many Red Hat products. Below is a list of the projects lead or co-lead by Red Hat and the various foundation groups we are involved in.

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Red Hat is a Strategic Developer member of the Eclipse Foundation

What began as a better way to build software following the guidelines openness, transparency and collaboration, soon shifted the balance of power in an entire industry. The following table lists the projects we lead or co-lead. Find out more about all the projects we contribute to, on the Eclipse Membership detail page.





Bob Brodt

The BPMN2 Modeler is a graphical modeling tool which allows creation and editing of BPMN ( Business Process Modeling Notation ) diagrams. The tool is built on Eclipse Graphiti and uses the BPMN 2.0 EMF meta model currently being developed within the Eclipse Model Development Tools (MDT) project. This meta model is compatible with the BPMN 2.0 specification proposed by the Object Management Group.

Web Tools Project

Victor Rubezhny

The JavaScript Development Tools (JSDT)provide plug-ins that implement an IDE supporting the development of JavaScript applications and JavaScript within web applications. It adds a JavaScript project type and perspective to the Eclipse Workbench as well as a number of views, editors, wizards, and builders.

Linux Tools

Alexander Kurtakov

and Jeff Johnston

The Linux Tools project aims to bring a full-featured C and C++ IDE to Linux developers. We build on the source editing and debugging features of the CDT and integrate popular native development tools such as Valgrind, OProfile, RPM, SystemTap, GCov, GProf, etc.


Fred Bricon

m2e-wtp provides a set of m2e connectors used for the configuration of Java EE projects in WTP, brings unique Maven features to your Eclipse IDE and helps you convert your Eclipse projects to Maven.


Mikael Istria

SWTBot is an open-source Java based UI/functional testing tool for testing SWT, Eclipse and GEF based applications.


Görkem Ercan

The Hybrid Mobile project enables cross platform mobile development with Eclipse IDE. It delivers IDE components and a framework for developing Hybrid Mobile Applications on the Eclipse platform.


Tim Fox

Vert.x is a toolkit for building reactive applications on the JVM


But There Is Even More To This Partnership

Besides the individual project contributions, Red Hat is also engaged with the Eclipse Foundation and helps on many different levels with governing the platform.

Member in the Eclipse Board Of Directors

Max Rydahl-Andersen

Max Rydahl Andersen is leading the development of JBoss Tools and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and have several years working with Eclipse from both outside and inside of His main interests for is to keep the Eclipse IDE a viable platform for building desktop based tooling while also getting involved in offering a complementary cloud and web-based tooling offering.

Member in the Eclipse Project Management Committee

Aleksandar Kurtakov

Aleksandar is part of Red Hat's Eclipse team. He is Platform SWT committer, Tools PMC member and leads the Linux Tools project. He is very interested in deeper native platform integration both as runtime experience and as distribution channel. He is also interested in growing the contributors and better aligning with modern systems.

Contributing to the Eclipse Project Vision

Aleksandar Kurtakov and Max Rydahl-Andersen

A project concerned with discussions regarding the vision of the Eclipse platform in the future.

Member in the Eclipse Tools Project Management Committee

Aleksandar Kurtakov

The mission of Eclipse Tools Project is to foster the creation of a wide variety of exemplary, extensible tools for the Eclipse Platform. The Eclipse Tools Project provides a focal point for diverse tool builders to ensure the creation of best of breed tools for the platform, consistent with the Purposes of the Eclipse Foundation.

Contributing to the Eclipse Common Build Infrastructure (CBI)

Aleksandar Kurtakov (co-lead)

The CBI is an initiative combining technologies and practices for building Eclipse Software.


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