[technology-pmc] Confirmation of vote for Roland Fru as new ECF committer
Following the process specified here:
I'm now confirming that Roland has been approved by a vote of the
existing committers. Below is the vote summary email I just sent
out...it is not yet on the mailing list archive (not had a chance to be
archived) but should be available here shortly:
Please let me know when I should proceed with filling out the new
committer request form.
-----email summary of vote sent to ecf-dev 2pm 11/2/2006-----
Here are the results of the committer vote for Roland Fru as new ECF
Roland is approved by the existing committers. Congrats Roland, we're
very happy to have you as a committer for ECF!
Roland and I will begin the paperwork with the foundation to complete
the process as specified here:
Thanks everyone for voting and your ongoing participation/help with ECF!
Scott Lewis wrote:
I would like to nominate Roland Fru as a new ECF committer.
Roland has been contributing to the ECF project for the past ~5 months
working on a Jingle-based implementation of the call API. He has deep
experience with developing VOIP infrastructure...for example, he is
primarily responsible for implementing a commercial softphone
associated with the yakacall service (http://www.yakacall.com). He is
very experienced in Java, he has also worked with the Asterisk open
source PBX, as a user, administrator, and programmer
(http://www.asterisk.org). Roland is also a contributor to the
Joomla project (http://dev.joomla.org/). Roland has setup and been
running our Asterisk server at the OSU Open Source Lab, and would now
like to be able to contribute directly to the call API development,
provider implementation, and subsequent exemplary app development as a
Also, Roland recently attended Eclipse summit Europe and had time to
pose for a picture (front left):
Below is a short note from Roland. I will send a copy of Roland's
resume directly to the existing committers in a separate email. If
you want to communicate directly with Roland, his email is:
All committers please vote +1=approve, -1=disapprove, 0=no vote.
Scott's vote: +1
-------Statement from Roland below-----------------
My reasons for wanting to become an Eclipse Committer could be
summarized as follows:
Open Source in general is gaining ground both as a technology and
solution provider. I use open source technologies very often in my
daily work as a consultant/developer and that explains my affinity to
the open source domain. I am also conscious of the fact that the
organic growth of Open Source software products and frameworks is
mainly possible due to the contribution of the developers that commit
time, knowledge and effort into such projects. With over 7 years
experience with Java & Communication technologies, ECF is a natural
choice for me to give back something to Eclipse which I discovered in
its early days as an IDE and now as a framework. I also participate
actively in the Joomla CMS project.
Having roots in West Africa, I am also concerned about economic growth
as a means to reduce poverty and hunger in the region. Providing
enabling technologies to support businesses in general in cutting
transaction costs is, in my opinion, a giant leap in that direction.
Open Source communications technologies in particular represent an
affordable means to that effect e.g. bundling ECF with existing
back-end solutions will open up possibilities to small businesses
which would otherwise have been unaffordable for them. This also is
one of the reasons why I want to become a committer on the ECF project.
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