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2012 Candidate:
Gunnar Wagenknecht


Nominee for committer representative

Planet Eclipse Creator
Technology PMC Lead
Gyrex Lead
Committer on Gyrex, Orbit, RAP Incubator
Contributor to Equinox, EclipseLink, Gemini and PDE
Architecture Council member
EclipseCon Program Committee (2006, 2012)

email:  gunnar at


Eclipse is an exceptional community. In my opinion the most important piece of this community is a vivid and steady flow of manifold contributions coming from committers, member companies, adopters and users. I'm a strong supporter of the Eclipse community, it's openness and diversity across the board. When initiating Planet Eclipse back in 2005 it wasn't just to raise the voice of the Eclipse community on the web but also to give community members a chance to raise their voice to be heard within the community.

My vision for 2012 is to ensure that the committer interests are properly represented at the Eclipse Board meetings. I intend to actively participate in ongoing as well as to initiate new discussions on topics which aid improving the life and work of committers and contributors at Eclipse projects.

Another important part of my work will be to ensure that enough funding is available to provide first-class infrastructure services to committers around the globe. With Git and Gerrit coming to Eclipse projects there is a new door open for contributions. I'll strive for simplifying the processes to lower the barrier for new contributors further. I also like to initiate discussions about interesting tools that might help Eclipse projects running more smoothly.

About the Candidate

Gunnar is a software engineer who loves server and application architectures especially those involving Equinox/OSGi. In his primary role at AGETO he is thrilled to work on open source software, emerging platforms and technologies, and to help companies understand Eclipse and OSGi and execute on their business objectives in an open source context. He has been a member of the Eclipse Community since its beginning and he is a prolific contributor with many years of experience on numerous Eclipse projects; Gunnar leads the Technology PMC and is a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Apart from Eclipse he loves chatting about fishing, diving and his family and other things that matters over a good beer or a glass of dry, barrel aged red wine.


AGETO, Jena, Germany

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