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[eclipse.org-architecture-council] You're nominated to join the Eclipse Architecture Council

Hello Linda,
Brian Fitzpatrick has nominated you to join the Eclipse Architecture Council in recognition of your achievements for the Eclipse Community. In it's phone meeting today, the Council unanimously accepted this nomination (we apologize for taking so long before we could get back to you). As per the Eclipse Development Process [1], your nomination is a highly visible confirmation of the Eclipse community's respect for your technical vision, good judgement, software development skills, past and future contributions to Eclipse. It is a role that should be neither given nor taken lightly.
I'm sending this E-Mail to you in order to actually confirm that you're ready to take on that new role. Being on the Architecture Council does not come for free: we do expect our members to be actively involved in the Council's work. We'd appreciate if you can join the monthly 1-hour phone meetings, but being responsive to the council's business in terms of E-Mail discussions is just as important. Given that only AC members can serve as official Mentors for projects, we also expect you to be ready to serve as a Mentor, be open-eyed to interesting things going on in your domain and bring them to the Council's attention. Only pro-active members bring real value to our cross-functional body.

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 [2] for more information. If you have any questions, or find those pages unclear, just drop me an E-Mail or file a bug [3] 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 [4] already mentions some items that should help newcomers get started.

I'd appreciate getting you on board. Let me know what you think!

[1] http://www.eclipse.org/projects/dev_process/development_process.php#4_8_Councils
[2] http://wiki.eclipse.org/Architecture_Council
[3] https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi?product=Community&component=Architecture%20Council
[4] https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=250348


Martin Oberhuber, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Wind River
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member

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Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:50 PM
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Subject: [eclipse.org-architecture-council] Nomination of Linda Chan for theArchitecture Council

Hi all...
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

Brian Fitzpatrick
Eclipse Data Tools Platform PMC Chair
Eclipse Data Tools Platform Connectivity Team Lead
Staff Software Engineer, Sybase, Inc.