It is my pleasure to announce Chuck Bridgham
as the new PMC Lead for the Eclipse Web Tools Platform.
I know many WTP Committers are already
aware of this change, but I wanted to send this note to ensure good communication
to everyone in the community.
The PMC has discussed and agreed to
this change for a few months now (see PMC
Meeting minutes 8/16) but, since
the PMC Lead role requires approval of the Eclipse Board of Directors,
it just became official at their last meeting, on 9/21.
Chuck will make a great PMC Lead. He
has been lead of the Java EE sub-project and involved with WTP since its
beginning in 2004. He is committed to the success of WTP, both for adopters
and users and will continue to lead WTP to be one of the outstanding projects
As for myself, I am not exactly leaving
... I will remain a member of the PMC ... but I do think it is time to
"spread out" WTP responsibilities and leadership. I will remain
WTP's representative to Planning Council, and continue to chair that council,
and coordinate the Juno Simultaneous Release.
While an Eclipse project's health and
success ultimately depends on all its committers, the PMC Lead is instrumental
in setting direction and tone for the project, so please welcome Chuck
as he helps leads us in into future releases.