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From <Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de>
Subject AW: [VOTE][RESULT] add Nicolas Lalevée as committer
Date Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:35:02 GMT
> > With 13 binding +1, 1 non binding, and one "accordez moi", 
> I'm pleased to
> > announce that this vote passed successfully.
> >
> > Nicolas, we are honoured to welcome you as a new Apache Ant committer.
> >
> > I will contact you in private to give you some details on what you need to
> > do now to wear your ASF committer hat :-)
> >
> > Welcome aboard!
> 
> 
> I am honoured to be part of the Apache family. :)
> 
> Following the tradition let's introduce myself.
> 
> I am 27 years old, french, and I live in Toulouse, while 
> being in the heart a 
> mediterranean as all my childhood was in front of the see.
> 
> I started to not only use computers but try to improve them 
> with a Ti-89 
> calculator [1]. So I started at a very low level with some 
> 68k asm, and then 
> I quickly learned C to avoid some headache.
> 
> Then I discovered Java in my french engineering school which 
> I found pretty 
> cool in transforming segmentation faults into NPEs. After my 
> graduation I did 
> an internship at Anyware Technologies where I discovered the web 
> applications, the open source and the Apache Foundation via 
> Sylvain Wallez. 
> Thank you Sylvain for introducing me to the Apache projects, 
> but most of all 
> to the community aspect of the foundation.
> 
> Working on different projects I learned first about Cocoon, 
> then I did some 
> Eclipse plugins. After that I deeply looked into Lucene, also 
> OpenRDF, and 
> learned about Ivy after some maven frustration. I also get 
> interested by 
> Husdon, did an Ivy plugin and became a committer there. Then 
> little on my own 
> (I would like to thank my managers to allow me to do so) I 
> decided to try to 
> make IvyDE work because I was bugging me and a lot of my 
> colleagues, forcing 
> us to use some tricks. I had some difficulties to enter into 
> the Eclipse JDT 
> framework, but some thread on the ivy user mailing list keep 
> me investigating 
> bugs. Now that I know deeper Eclipse, I will continue to 
> improve IvyDE 
> because I think that even if Ant + Ivy can be a standalone 
> core build system, 
> tools for users do make the difference between a application 
> and a great 
> application.
> 
> Thank you everyone!
> 
> Nicolas
> 
> [1] http://www.hibnet.org/ti.php
> 
> PS: special dedication to my father who wrote me a dedication in his 
> book : "you have to contribute to the open source !". Done dad ! ;)



Welcome Nicolas.
Maybe you could update the committer page when you have commit rights.

Jan

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