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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Change of Chair of the Apache Harmony PMC
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2007 06:55:06 GMT
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  
       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  
       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.


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