Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Grand Poobah of the Harmony lodge

I'm delighted to have been appointed to the Chair of the Apache Harmony project, taking over from fellow harmonizer Geir Magnusson, who has been chair since the project's inception in 2005. Geir moves on the Apache Board, and remains Apache's JCP SE/EE Executive Comittee member.

In truth, the position of Grand Poobah doesn't grant any exceptional powers -- I don't even get a big hat or fancy medal or anything :-). Of course, the Harmony project is the community of developers who show up on the dev' list every day, and it is managed day to day by the committers on the PMC.

Since Apache is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, the Board requires a corporate officer acting on their behalf within the project, and in turn all project members provide oversight and guidance to the project. This delegation model provides shared responsibility with the umbrella protection of the Foundation as a whole.

It's an honour to be appointed V.P., Harmony. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off over to eBay to look at the hats on offer.

[For the avoidance of doubt, "no" that is not me in the photo (or Ken Coar), it is His Holiness Pope Shenouda III photographed by Michael Sleman]


Kevin McGuire said...

Congrats Tim! I know you'll do a bang up job.

tim said...

Thanks Kevin. (I'm amazed anyone actually reads this rubbish <g>)

robilad said...

Congrats, keep up the good work.

tim said...

Thanks Dalibor.