19 points by lhoff
5 days ago
Relevance (reordered and snipped for the interesting bits):
CARIAD, the automotive software company of the Volkswagen Group, has joined the Eclipse Foundation open-source community as a strategic member of the Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) working group.
CARIAD will participate in open-source projects and contribute individual software components of the VW.OS operating system and the VW.AC automotive cloud as open-source software
CARIAD will actively collaborate on open-source software and contribute projects and code itself for further development within the community
Eclipse is one of the go-to places now for companies like this:
- They moved the foundation to Europe recently
- They have dedicated capacity to entertain relationships to commercial partners
- The reward structure for Eclipse membership is corporate-friendly (control+exposure)
It's a way to "do open source" that companies find easy to do because of the company-friendly interface and materials, but doesn't necessarily indicate much change to culture or way of working.