Eclipse Community Award Winners Announced

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The annual Eclipse community award winners were announced at EclipseCon 2013.

The Eclipse Foundation congratulates the winners of the annual Eclipse Community Awards, which recognize the top individuals, projects and technologies in the ecosystem. Recipients were honored at a ceremony March 25 on the opening day of EclipseCon 2013.

The Individual Awards acknowledge people that give their time and resources to make Eclipse a better community. Winners were selected by their peers in an online vote.

  • Top Committer: Markus Knauer. The finalists are Ed D. Wilink and John Arthorne
  • Top Newcomer Evangelist: Jonas Helming. The finalists are Beniamin Cabe and Russell Bateman
  • Lifetime Contribution Award: Chris Aniszczyk

The Project Awards recognize Eclipse projects for introducing innovative new features and fostering an open community. Winners were selected by their peers in an online vote.

  • Most Open Project: EGit. The finalists are CDT and Orion
  • Most Innovative New Feature or Eclipse Project: EMF Diff/Merge. The finalists are Paho, Mylyn Intent and VJet

Technology Awards recognize Eclipse-based open source projects and commercial products. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from the Eclipse community. Products were evaluated on their user interfaces, innovation and completeness of their solutions.

  • Best Developer Tool: Wireframe Sketcher. The finalists are Klocwork Insight and Sonar
  • Best Developer Plugin: FindBugs. The finalist are e(fx)clipse, JunitLoop
  • Best Modeling Product: Obeo Designer. The finalist is UMLet
  • Best Application: Chronon 4 ‘Ops’. The finalists are Bonita Open Solutions and Talend Open Studio

About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member-supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at

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