Believe it or not we are coming up to 5 years since Eclipse was first made available as an open source project. It was November 7, 2001, when IBM made available for download the Eclipse project. Lots has happen since and I think this birthday is a cause for celebration.
What best way to celebrate but to have a birthday party. Organizing one big party for the Eclipse community on November 7 would just not work. So we decided to encourage the Eclipse community members to organize local birthday parties. This will hopefully be a great opportunity for you to meet other Eclipse enthusiast in your home town.
There are already birthday parties being organized in Boston, Dallas, Portland, Ottawa, Shanghai and Stuttgart. It would be great to get more parties organized around the world; maybe in places like Toronto, Raleigh, Paris, London, Stockholm, San Francisco, Tokyo, etc. The Foundation is offering to help pay for the cost and help promote the party. Check out the details here.