Clever Cloud joins the Eclipse Foundation: a commitment to the future of European open source

Clever Cloud, a French provider of Platform as a Service (PaaS) hosting and deployment solutions, is proud to become a contributing member of the Eclipse Foundation, a leading not-for-profit organisation in the field of open source.

This membership is in line with Clever Cloud’s commitment to open source, its promotion and protection.

A unique vision of open source

Joining the Eclipse Foundation reflects Clever Cloud’s desire to play an active role in strengthening open source and, in particular, in building a strategically autonomous European cloud. As recent developments in the market for proprietary virtualisation software have shown, it is imperative to have open source alternatives to these, whose governance is indisputable and transparent. The Eclipse Foundation is the ideal partner for this: an association under Belgian law, it offers neutral and open governance, and promotes and enables the implementation of best practice in this area for the projects it supports.

We are very proud to be joining the Eclipse Foundation. This membership embodies our ambition to strengthen open source, as well as to develop the strategic autonomy essential to the emergence and distribution of independent clouds, in Europe and around the world,” says Quentin Adam, CEO of Clever Cloud.

We are delighted to welcome Clever Cloud to the Eclipse Foundation. Their commitment to open source aligns perfectly with our mission to foster transparent governance and promote best practices in open technology projects,” said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at the Eclipse Foundation. “As part of our community, Clever Cloud will participate in a number of important initiatives that promote European innovation with a worldwide impact.

For the development of open source in Europe and worldwide

By participating in the Eclipse Foundation ecosystem, Clever Cloud aims to:

  • Promote open source in Europe and worldwide: Through shared values and a commitment to businesses and organisations, this membership will contribute to the wider adoption of open source in Europe and worldwide. This supports an independent digital economy, encouraging local innovation and reducing dependency on proprietary solutions and technological lock-in;
  • Promoting transparent governance: While open source projects are now essential components of any application, it is important to ensure that they remain free and open. Clear, stable governance that is immune to privatisation abuses is the guarantee of their development, the investment they attract and their longevity;
  • Continuing to innovate in the development of open solutions: A shared belief in open source, the impact of sharing knowledge and its intrinsic quality of innovation through collaborative work. Motivated by the quality of software and its maintainability, Clever Cloud has long been invested in the development of open solutions such as Sōzu, Exherbo, Biscuit, etc.

This membership supports Clever Cloud’s commitment to the strategic autonomy of cloud software components, of which open source is an essential building block, for the maintenance of robust, open and transparent innovation. This support for local innovation and technological development gives European companies the opportunity to collaborate and develop solutions tailored to the specific needs of their markets.

Clever Cloud will be contributing a number of its open source projects to the foundation in the near future, providing an opportunity to strengthen the availability of alternatives to proprietary software with unquestionable and transparent governance.

About the Eclipse Foundation: The Eclipse Foundation provides our global community of individuals and organisations with a business-friendly environment for open source software collaboration and innovation. We host the Eclipse IDE, Adoptium, Software Defined Vehicle, Jakarta EE, and over 415 open source projects, including runtimes, tools, specifications, and frameworks for cloud and edge applications, IoT, AI, automotive, systems engineering, open processor designs, and many others. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the Eclipse Foundation is an international non-profit association supported by over 360 members. Visit us at this year’s Open Community Experience (OCX) conference on 22-24 October 2024 in Mainz, Germany. To learn more, follow us on social media @EclipseFdn, LinkedIn, or visit eclipse.org.

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