Eclipse Foundation Votes in New Directors

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-03-08 Print this article Print

The results of the Eclipse Foundation's election are in, according to sources.

The results of the Eclipse Foundations election are in, according to sources. The newly independent Eclipse Foundation has elected members to some of its key positions that will help govern the organization as it moves into its new role as the independent steward of the open-source, Java-based development platform.

According to a source close to the election, Todd Williams, vice president of technology at Genuitec, and Rich Main, director of Java development environments for SAS Institute, have been elected to the Eclipse board of directors as the two add-in provider representatives. More than 40 add-in providers selected the two to represent them on the board.

Meanwhile, the two people voted to represent Eclipse committers—or parties that have the ability to partially control the content distributed in the Concurrent Versions System repository—are John Wiegand, Eclipse platform lead for IBM, and Bjorn Freeman-Benson, a research scientist at the University of Washingtons Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

The Eclipse Foundation has yet to elect a new executive director. There are now eight candidates for the position, sources said.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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