DongGyun is conducting research in the dynamics of open source communities, and is running a survey into the criteria for accepting patches within the Eclipse community. I find this a worthwhile investigation, and I hope you don't mind me forwarding his plea here (if you've already answered it, please ignore):
Dear Eclipse Developers,This is DongGyun, a MPhil student of Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology(HKUST).
We are currently conducting research to identify more/less important criteria to accept/reject patches. As a developer, would you like to participate this short survey (only 2 questions) to let us know the importance of criteria and how easy/hard to get the criteria information.
We will share these survey results to the Eclipse developer community and other software engineering communities.
We really appreciate your help.