Discover the Real-World Power of Open Source and Collaboration

December 4, 2023 | 2 min Read

Open source and collaboration are buzzwords in every industry, but what does it mean in the real world? Who are the people behind these projects, and how are they funded? What motivates stakeholders to invest in open source, and how do they persuade others to join in? And perhaps most intriguingly, how can even competing companies collaborate openly and effectively?

At EclipseCon 2023, we gave a talk that delves into these questions, drawing from the vibrant world of the Eclipse Cloud Dev Tools ecosystem. If you missed it, please see the recording below.

The Eclipse Cloud DevTools ecosystem is not just about cutting-edge web-based tool frameworks like Eclipse Theia, Eclipse GLSP, and Langium. It’s also a shining example of open source collaboration taken to the next level. Over recent years, we’ve seen incredible initiatives and collaborations within this ecosystem. These have ranged from individual stakeholder-driven projects to wide-ranging partnerships between multiple organizations. In the talk share some of these inspiring stories, including:

  • Enhancements in Eclipse Theia, like the completion of the VS Code API, detachable views, Theia Blueprint, and improved documentation.

  • Launch of new projects such as CDT Cloud.

  • Knowledge sharing and collaboration efforts, exemplified by the CDT Cloud special interest group.

  • Strategic contributions to projects like Eclipse GLSP.

We also highlight proven best practices and patterns for success in open source ecosystems. Additionally, we offer practical advice on when and how to invest in open source projects. And to wrap it up, we’ll explore effective blueprints for fostering open collaboration.

If you’re looking to maximize the benefits of the open source ecosystem and make your next open source investment truly impactful, the talk below is for you! Tune in as we unlock the secrets to successful open collaboration.

If you are interested in building web- and cloud-based custom tools or IDEs, please contact us! EclipseSource is your technology partner for building tools and IDEs. We provide consulting and implementation services, as well as sponsored open source development for web-based tools (including C/C++ tools), Eclipse Theia, Eclipse GLSP, and related technologies such as VS Code.

Jonas, Maximilian & Philip

Jonas Helming, Maximilian Koegel and Philip Langer co-lead EclipseSource. They work as consultants and software engineers for building web-based and desktop-based tools. …