- FAQ 1: What is Eclipse?
- FAQ 2: What is the Eclipse Platform?
- FAQ 3: Where did Eclipse come from?
- FAQ 4: What is the Eclipse Foundation?
- FAQ 5: How can my users tell where Eclipse ends and a product starts?
- FAQ 6: What are Eclipse projects and technologies?
- FAQ 7: How do I propose my own project?
- FAQ 8: Who is building commercial products based on Eclipse?
- FAQ 9: What open source projects are based on Eclipse?
- FAQ 10: What academic research projects are based on Eclipse?
- FAQ 11: Who uses Eclipse in the classroom?
- FAQ 12: What is an Eclipse Innovation Grant?
- FAQ 13: What Eclipse newsgroups are available?
- FAQ 14: How do I get access to Eclipse newsgroups?
- FAQ 15: What Eclipse mailing lists are available?
- FAQ 16: What articles on Eclipse have been written?
- FAQ 17: What books have been written on Eclipse?
- FAQ 18: How do I report a bug in Eclipse?
- FAQ 19: How can I search the existing list of bugs in Eclipse?
- FAQ 20: What do I do if my feature request is ignored?
- FAQ 21: Can I get my documentation in PDF form, please?
- FAQ 22: Where do I find documentation for a given extension point?
- FAQ 23: How is Eclipse licensed?
FAQ 7: How do I propose my own project?
First check whether your activities can be performed under an existing project. The list of projects is continuously growing, covering a wide range of research topics and product ranges. The Eclipse subprojects are overseen by a project management committee (PMC). If you have compelling reasons to start a new tool or technology, contact the PMC of either the Eclipse Tools Project or the Eclipse Technologies Project.
Having a proof of concept definitely supports your arguments, of course. Furthermore, before you contact the PMC as an individual, it does not hurt to first find other people and Eclipse Foundation members who would like to collaborate with you on the project. If interested in your project, the PMC will guide you through the steps required to establish it as an official Eclipse project.