At Eclipse.org, we have a governance structure.
One of those pieces, the Eclipse Development Process (EDP) was recently updated. The committer representatives worked hard with the Eclipse Foundation to ensure the changes would be beneficial to committers and the Eclipse community. At the last Eclipse Foundation Board meeting, the Board of Directors finally approved changes to the EDP that will be effective August 1st, 2010.
If you’re curious about the exact changes, I recommend looking at the diff.