Marketplace Client Content Inclusion Policy

Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 08:47 by EclipseWeb Web

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The Eclipse Marketplace is a community-powered marketplace platform for promoting solutions compatible with the Eclipse IDE and Eclipse Kura, as well as stand-alone Rich Client Platform (RCP) applications built with the Eclipse Platform. Additionally, the Eclipse Marketplace also hosts listings that promote professional services such as Long Term Support (LTS), training and consulting, as long as they are related to Eclipse technologies.

Please note that the Eclipse Marketplace is provided as a service to the community, and that the Eclipse Foundation is not responsible for the quality, usability, or security of the listings on the Eclipse Marketplace. These listings are essentially pointers to external repositories and/or service listings which are often hosted by a 3rd party hosting provider. In particular, users of plugins should review each plugin before installing them into their workspaces. 

About the Eclipse Marketplace Client (MPC)

MPC is an Eclipse IDE plug-in that allows users to easily find and install Eclipse-based solutions from the Eclipse IDE. It retrieves listing data by contacting the Eclipse Marketplace website. MPC is now included in all Eclipse IDE packages available for download on the download page.

Content Inclusion Information

The Eclipse Marketplace website offers unrestricted access to all approved listings and solutions. However, the Eclipse Marketplace Client (MPC) only returns listings with an open source license unless it was submitted by an Eclipse Member company. MPC also provides users with the ability to access curated lists of solutions managed by Strategic Members of the Eclipse Foundation. 

Paid content, identifiable by the "Promoted" badge, may also be featured both on the Eclipse Marketplace homepage and on MPC. Our algorithm for displaying paid content is a simple round-robin strategy, ensuring equal visibility for all promoted content. In MPC, promoted solutions are displayed in sets of two, while on the website, they are shown in groups of four.

Moderation Guidelines

The moderation process is crucial to maintaining the quality and relevance of the content on the Eclipse Marketplace. During this process, we review listings and comments using the following criteria:

  1. The content must be directly related and compatible with Eclipse technologies.
  2. All content must be provided in English to guarantee accessibility to our global audience.
  3. Links must be operational and direct users to appropriate and relevant resources.
  4. Installable solutions must function as described in their description.

Additionally, in compliance with the Digital Services Act (DSA) regulations and our commitment to user privacy, we will remove any listings that do not comply with the following requirements:

  1. Listings must not contain or promote illegal content. This includes, but is not limited to, content that infringes on copyright or intellectual property rights, promotes illegal activities, or violates any applicable laws.
  2. Listings must respect user privacy. Any collection or transmission of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) must be transparently disclosed and require explicit user consent. Listings must not send PII data back to the provider or any third parties without the user's knowledge and consent.

Finally, if a security vulnerability is discovered in a listing, or we otherwise expect that there are security concerns such that we believe it is prudent to remove it, we reserve the right to unilaterally and without prior notice unpublish and remove the listing from the Eclipse Marketplace. We also reserve the right to unilaterally and without prior notice unpublish and remove any listings that we believe are out of date.  

These guidelines are designed to ensure that all content on the Eclipse Marketplace aligns with various policies and processes, including our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, respects user privacy, and maintains the integrity and quality expected by our community.

If you need assistance or have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at To dispute a moderation decision, or to report any content that may violate our Terms of Use or the Digital Service Act (DSA), please contact For more information, please visit our compliance page.