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From "Alex Blewitt" <alex.blew...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Change of Chair of the Apache Harmony PMC
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2007 08:39:37 GMT

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.


I couldn't think of a better person to keep the momentum going behind
Apache Harmony. Congratulations!


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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