Eclipse Community, Thanks!

December 1, 2009 | 2 min Read

There has been a lot of talk lately about what the Eclipse community is and is not doing.  While I have no intention of going anywhere near that conversation, I did want to highlight something that makes me very proud to be part of this great community.  This month, the Eclipse community raised over $3,000 for men’s health issues, and that’s awesome!

Of course I’m talking about Movember!

David Green led all Mommitters with $740 raised.  Thanks David.  A big thank-you also goes out to Kevin Barnes who replied to my tweet on Oct 30th and motivated me to start the Mommitters. This would not have happened without you Kevin.  I also want to thank Kim Moir (and Kim Horne for the great suggestion) who helped get our Movember splash screen in the I-Builds.

All the Eclipse Mommitters also deserve a big thank-you for stepping up and growing a stache for charity.  You all looked terrific.

But the biggest thanks goes out to all the community members who stepped up with their wallets and donated a few bucks to a great cause.  Looking through the list of donations it was quite a diverse group of individuals.  As a community there may be things we can improve, but I think we should be very proud of this accomplishment.

Ian Bull

Ian Bull

Ian is an Eclipse committer and EclipseSource Distinguished Engineer with a passion for developer productivity.

He leads the J2V8 project and has served on several …