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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Rick Hillegas as a committer
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2006 17:53:55 GMT

David W. Van Couvering wrote:
> This vote is for establishing Rick Hillegas as a committer for Derby. 
> Please vote +1 if you approve of Rick as a committer.
> I am nominating Rick because he has been consistently contributing to 
> the Derby project in the following ways:
> - He has contributed some very useful patches, working hard to get them 
> accepted by the community.  His work with the boolean datatype included 
> submitting a vote to get its addition approved and the patient and 
> committed work of getting the Open Group to accept BOOLEAN and some 
> other new types into the DRDA specification.
> My inspections of his code have shown clean, well-structured, 
> well-documented code.
>     o DERBY-171 - Correlation ID in UPDATE/DELETE statements
>     o DERBY-289 - Wrong result from select when aliasing to same name...
>     o DERBY-516 - Backward/forward compatibility testing
>     o DERBY-499 - Add support for BOOLEAN datatype
> - He has logged numerous improvements and bugs for Derby
> http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=12310511

> See also http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/LuceneIntegration
> - He has reviewed patches for others, particularly in the area of JDBC 4 
> support.
> - He has been active on the user list, spending the time to answer user 
> questions, particularly around the area of the SQL language, where his 
> background and expertise have been quite valuable.
> - He has contributed to the community in other important ways, including 
> submitted a vote for (and getting approval) to accept JUnit into the 
> testing environment and aligning DRDA product ids for Cloudscape and 
> Derby.  He has also paticipated in some important debates and 
> discussions around Derby product directions and the overall community.
> - His overall personality, determination, strong Derby skillset (from 
> his Cloudscape days), and communications skills are a very good fit for 
> the team.
> Thanks,
> David

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