MicroStream, a Java framework for object graph storage, has announced its participation in the Eclipse Foundation as a committee member. MicroStream offers Micro Persistence, which enables low-latency and in-memory data processing. Java objects and documents can be stored in various storage solutions such as: AWS S3, Hazelcast, Kafka, MongoDB, Redis and various SQL databases.
The Eclipse Foundation offers four levels of membership: strategic, contributing, associate, and committed. Committer members are developers of Eclipse projects and are allowed to make changes to the project source code. Committer members are also represented on the board of directors and can run for election as a representative every first quarter of the year, Infoq wrote on the topic .
Over the past twenty years, the Eclipse Foundation has created and supported hundreds of open source and open specification projects and collaborations. Traditionally, when organizations collaborate, they often create a new association.
However, Eclipse Foundation working groups offer members a “Foundation in a Box” designed to accelerate and increase the success of collaborations. Eclipse Foundation members play an active role in Eclipse projects and working groups. The Eclipse Foundation lists five reasons why it believes a working group is a better alternative to an association: reduced risk due to a proven governance and legal framework, improved time to market, vendor neutrality, no boundaries to collaboration, and increased ecosystem health and visibility due to an established brand and infrastructure.
Examples of some of the current working groups include Adoptium, The Eclipse IDE, Jakarta EE and MicroProfile.