2007 Candidate: Konstantin Komissarchik

Nominee for committer representative

Web Tools Platform

email: kosta at bea.com

Vision

I am a committer on the Web Tools project and a team lead at BEA working on a product with close ties to Eclipse. I am also currently serving as an elected Committer Representative and I am running for re-election this year. I am running again because a lot of work remains to be done to accomplish the goals that I set out for myself when I ran for this position last year. I am passionate about bringing committers from different projects together and enabling them to be collaborate in creating a cohesive user experience rather than the silo effect that is so evident in Eclipse today. There are many aspects or reasons for the situation that we find ourselves in today. Some of them are social. Some of them are infrastructural. It is the second one where I think the Eclipse Foundation can make the biggest difference. Imagine if there was a way to easily create micro-components for projects to collaborate on a feature or two. Imagine if build was a service provided by the foundation (just like CVS) and every project didn’t have to struggle with this on their own. Some progress has been made, but there is a lot more work still left to do. If you vote for me, I promise to keep pushing to break down the silos.

Those who are interested in learning more about one aspect of what I am trying to accomplish should visit http://wiki.eclipse.org/Nexus_Project.

About the Candidate

I am a software developer with BEA Systems and have been a committer on the Web Tools Platform since its first release. I have designed and implemented the Faceted Project Framework which made it possible for people to easily extend capabilities of WTP projects. In my prior life, I have worked on compilers, custom servers and network protocol design. I have graduated from the University of Washington with BS in Computer Science.

Affiliation

BEA Systems, Inc.