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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Change of Chair of the Apache Harmony PMC
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2007 12:25:59 GMT
Alex Blewitt wrote:
> Geir,
> Thanks for all you've done for this project, for Apache and indeed
> Java in general. Congratulations on your new responsibilities and good
> luck in the future.
> Tim,
> I couldn't think of a better person to keep the momentum going behind
> Apache Harmony. Congratulations!

Thanks Alex, though I'll put the congratulations on ice until the Board
accept the resolution.  Counting chickens and all that...


> On 17/07/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>> Dear Community,
>> On March 14th, I left Intel and started a new job at Joost (http://
>> www.joost.com/).  I knew that I wouldn't have the same amount of time
>> for Harmony, I couldn't resist the change to get back to a startup.
>> I knew that I would have less time for Harmony, but I'd get back to
>> creating and using software "in anger", which I thought would be a
>> valuable tradeoff.
>> I was right and I was wrong.  I was right, because I certainly had
>> less time for harmony, and I was wrong because I actually had no time
>> for Harmony.
>> At first, it was because I wanted to do a deep dive into my new job.
>> I figured that I'd come up for air at some point.  My plan was
>> "ruined" two months ago, when I was given additional responsibility,
>> and effectively had to do another deep dive.  That was well in hand
>> when my scheme was ruined again and I was elected to the Apache Board
>> of Directors.
>> So it's clear that for now, I'm just not going to have the time
>> needed, nor will have in the near future.
>> Therefore, I'd like to announce that effective upon acceptance by the
>> Apache Board, I hereby resign as VP, Apache Harmony.  I am still a
>> passionate advocate of open source Java, and will continue to work in
>> this project as time allows in the future.  I'll remain on the PMC,
>> and continue doing my work regarding the JCP on behalf of the ASF.
>> I've very much enjoyed being the first chair of this great project,
>> and very proud of how far and how fast this project has grown.  We've
>> made a significant mark in the history of Java, and I very much look
>> forward to helping this project continue to grow.
>> With that in mind, I'd like to announce that the Apache Harmony PMC
>> is recommending to the Apache Board of Directors that Tim Ellison be
>> selected as the new VP, Harmony - the new Chair of the Apache Harmony
>> PMC.  I think that Tim is a great choice, and look forward to
>> continuing to work with him in his new role.  I'll be submitting the
>> following resolution to the Board for consideration this wednesday :
>> Change the Apache Harmony Project Chair
>>        WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Geir
>> Magnusson Jr.
>>        to the office of Vice President, Apache Harmony, and
>>        WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
>>        of Geir Magnusson Jr. from the office of Vice President,
>> Apache Harmony;
>>        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Geir Magnusson Jr is
>> relieved
>>        and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
>>        of Vice President, Apache Harmony, and
>>        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Tim Ellison be and hereby is
>>        appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Harmony, to
>> serve
>>        in accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board of
>>        Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death,
>>        resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or until a
>>        successor is appointed.
>> Thanks again for such a great project.
>> geir

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