|[eclipse.org-architecture-council] You're nominated to join the Eclipse Architecture Council|
Over all, an investment of 3 hours each month for AC business should be the minimum expectation (1 hour for the phone call, plus 2 hours for E-Mail business). What you get in return, is getting in touch with some of the most prominent leaders in our Community, first-hand information and a good chance to actually change things that bother you.
See the Architecture Council Wiki pages  for more information. If you have any questions, or find those pages unclear, just drop me an E-Mail or file a bug  against the AC component. As a new member, you have the unique opportunity to see things like a newcomer, and thus point out things on the website that need improvement; Existing bug 250348  already mentions some items that should help newcomers get started.
I'd appreciate getting you on board. Let me know what you think!
From: eclipse.org-architecture-council-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:eclipse.org-architecture-council-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of brian.fitzpatrick@xxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:50 PM
Subject: [eclipse.org-architecture-council] Nomination of Linda Chan for theArchitecture Council
After getting the great feedback from Mike M & Martin on what it takes to nominate someone for the Architecture Council, I'd like to nominate Linda Chan as a potential candidate for the EAC.
Linda leads the Open Data Access development in the DTP Connectivity sub-project, as well as serve on the PMC since DTP started, and works for Actuate Corporation. She also serves as the DTP Incubator project lead.
Through the last few years, she's been instrumental in helping shepherd the Data Tools Platform project from its inception to where we are today. She always has the best interests of not only DTP in mind, but the DTP and BIRT communities as well, making sure that changes we make a) make sense and b) add value.
She is not afraid to speak her mind on topics affecting not only coding in DTP, but policies and procedures as well. She often brings up points of view that quite frankly didn't occur to me or other members of the DTP PMC, which is nearly always refreshing.
Over the last year, she's been mentoring the Ecore-ODA project in the DTP Incubator and we've seen it grow not only technologically, but by leaps and bounds in the community. She was instrumental in helping the developers working on the project get their feet pointed in the right direction.
As such, I think her technological chops, community-driven mindset and mentoring skills would make her a great candidate for the AC. With the AC taking more of an active "steering committee" approach now in terms of mentorship, providing solid examples, and helping guide policies and procedures where necessary, Linda would fit right in and be willing to contribute immediately to the broader Eclipse community.
Please vote for recommending Linda Chan to Mike as a new EAC member.
+1 from Brian Fitzpatrick
Eclipse Data Tools Platform PMC Chair
Eclipse Data Tools Platform Connectivity Team Lead
Staff Software Engineer, Sybase, Inc.