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Re: [virgo-dev] Virgo Project Leadership [was: Fwd: Virgo Project Leadership and request to committers]


I'm sorry to hear and "see" you go. Thank you for all your efforts.

We, CME, have now 3 applications running on Virgo, 4th one coming soon, so we'd like to keep this alive for a bit more if possible.

Did somebody step up as a project lead ?

Thank you.


Jan FETYKO<mailto:jan.fetyko@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ld. Software Engineer, Match Engine Development, C# 312 402 823
CME Group<http://www.cmegroup.com>,20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606

From: Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>>
Organization: Eclipse Foundation
Reply-To: "mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>" <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>>, Virgo Project <virgo-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:virgo-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>>
Date: Friday, August 2, 2013 8:31 AM
To: 'Virgo Project' <virgo-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:virgo-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>>
Cc: 'Runtime Project PMC mailing list' <rt-pmc@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:rt-pmc@xxxxxxxxxxx>>
Subject: Re: [virgo-dev] Virgo Project Leadership [was: Fwd: Virgo Project Leadership and request to committers]


Many thanks for all of your contributions and leadership over the years. I hope to see you back working on Eclipse projects at some point in the near future.

Mike Milinkovich

From: virgo-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:virgo-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:virgo-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Glyn Normington
Sent: August-02-13 4:42 AM
To: Virgo Project
Cc: Runtime Project PMC mailing list
Subject: [virgo-dev] Virgo Project Leadership [was: Fwd: Virgo Project Leadership and request to committers]

I now need to step down as Virgo project lead. The RT PMC will decide if/when to terminate the project.

If anyone subsequently decides to step forward as a project lead, I will happily be available for consultation to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

Finally, I'd like to say how much I have enjoyed working on Virgo and interacting with numerous friends and colleagues in the Eclipse community.

All the best for the future,


On 11 Jul 2013, at 13:58, Thomas Watson <tjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:tjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

>From the RT PMC's perspective the Virgo project must have a project lead going forward.  Existing Virgo committers need to be aware that without a project lead the Virgo project will eventually be considered for a termination review.  Any stakeholders interested in the Virgo project should not take Glyn's request for a replacement lightly.  Please consider stepping up as a lead for Virgo.

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From: Glyn Normington <gnormington@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:gnormington@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>>
Subject: Virgo Project Leadership and request to committers
Date: 8 July 2013 09:17:42 BST
To: Virgo Project <virgo-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:virgo-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>>

I can no longer devote sufficient time to Virgo to lead it in the way I would like to. Eclipse projects have been known to limp along for a while without an active leader, but it's not a particularly good state of affairs. So I'm looking for someone to take over the leadership role. I will be available for consultation, so if there are any tricky issues, the new leader won't be on their own.

I estimate leading Virgo takes about half a day per week. The duties include the following, but these are just a guideline as a new leader could set their own agenda:

* Participating in the RT PMC (the minimum is to join a bi-weekly 30 minute call)
* Running a bi-weekly community call (although this is usually not needed these days)
* Keeping an eye on the forum and virgo-dev and dispatching any important unanswered questions to suitable experts
* Coaching potential new committers
* Processing occasional contributions
* In discussion with other committers, agreeing the content of each release
* Preparing release documentation

Of course, it will be simplest if a current committer is willing to take on this role, so may I ask current committers to consider this and respond by 20 July 2013. (I will be on vacation next week, so if there are any questions, please raise them this week.)



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