Scott asked me to introduce myself to you since I will be donating and maintaining the NNTP protocol and Salvo newsreader application for ECF.
My reason to start the newsreader project is that I want to provide the
"Ask a Question" menu item to the Eclipse workbench. If you want to
read my vision on how to bring the Eclipse Providers and
Consumers together then please read this bug: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=279383
The newsreader project plan is here: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Newsreader/Project
My professional background is in the area of the software change lifecycle process. I am a partner in the company remainsoftware.com
which provides an enterprise SCM solution aimed at the data crunching business (logistics, financial). We originally started on the IBM i (AS/400) but we are evolving to a MP solution. We started using Eclipse as our front-end around 2005 and since then we have been consequently using Eclipse Technology. Our latest effort is a service architecture based on ECF, r_OSGi. This application, codename Gravity, will prevent "The Cloud" from being sucked into outer space.
In 2007 we joined the EF and also started a new company called Industrial-TSI. Industrial-TSI has been very busy promoting the greater Eclipse in the Netherlands. We have organised all the Dutch Eclipse events and provide introductive RCP-in-a-day trainings for enthusiast. We provide total support for open source solutions to mainstream companies. Industrial-TSI delivers 4 trainers to the Eclipse Training Alliance. I personally teach RCP and Advanced RCP classes about 6 times a year.
We have, together with Maarten Meijer, created a DIY Mylyn connector that is aimed to connect to legacy industrial tracking systems. With this software, people can create a Mylyn connector in less than a day. It supports IBatis, JPF and home brew Data Access. That website is here: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Mylyn/Incubator/Generic_Industrial_Connector
I live in the Twijnderlaan, Haarlem, the Netherlands (try streetview), with my wife and 4 children.
If you have any questions please ask. I am also on twitter.com/wimjongman