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Eclipse Project PMC

Who's running this project?

This page lists the people that are currently playing the PMC and subproject leadership roles described in the project charter. We welcome new people who want to get involved and can make a contribution. The Eclipse Project is a meritocracy. The more you contribute the more responsibility you will earn.

We ask that you do not e-mail us directly. Instead - use the mailing lists. Mailing lists have been set up for each area of work, and are the best way to get involved.

The Eclipse Project is managed by a small group known as the Eclipse Project Management Committee (PMC). The work of the project is organized into subprojects. Each subproject has a leader who has overall responsibility for its success. Large subprojects are further divided into component teams, each of who has a leader that is responsible for its overall success. We have listed just the PMC and subproject leaders here but you will encounter many dedicated Eclipse Project committers and developers in the mailing lists.

Project Management Committee Members

  • Mike ("McQ") Wilson, IBM Ottawa
    McQ is the overall lead for the Eclipse Project aka PMC Lead. He is a senior architect of the Eclipse SDK, a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council and one of the original Eclipse Founders. His interests include computer language design and implementation, semantic content publishing, web development, and playing the cello. Mike leads the e4 subproject.
  • Aleksandar Kurtakov, Red Hat Inc.
    Aleksandar is part of Red Hat's Eclipse team. He is Platform SWT committer, Tools PMC member and leads the Linux Tools project. He is very interested in deeper native platform integration both as runtime experience and as distribution channel. He is also interested in growing the contributors and better aligning with modern systems.
  • Lars Vogel, vogella GmbH
    Lars represents the user and adopter community of Eclipse. Lars is founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH based in Hamburg, Germany. He is an active Platform UI and PDE committer, contributor to other Eclipse projects and co-leads the e4 and Platform UI project. His interests include API and UI simplification, code clean and growing the number of committers and contributors in the project.
  • Tom Watson, IBM Austin
    Tom is one of the initial committers of the Equinox project and was involved in the initial migration of the Eclipse runtime to the OSGi Framework. Currently he leads the Equinox Project, represents IBM in the Eclipse Planning Council, and is also a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. He focuses is on modularity and the OSGi Framework design and development. Tom is also a leader in the specification development process at the OSGi Alliance.
  • Jay Arthanareeswaran, IBM India
    Jay is a long time committer and a lead of the Eclipse JDT subproject. In his current role, Jay is responsible for the Eclipse Compiler, especially supporting new Java Language features. In the past, he has also contributed to the Orion and Flux Projects. Jay has been an Eclipse user since its inception.

Past PMC members

The following are Eclipse Project PMC Emeriti:
  • Erich Gamma
    Erich was the original lead of the Eclipse Java development environment. Prior to working on Eclipse he contributed to VA/Micro Edition (part of IBM's Java solution for embedded device programming). Erich is well known for his work on Design Patterns and JUnit.
  • Kevin Haaland
    Kevin was a key contributor to the design and implementation of the Platform UI. He was previously component lead for the Platform UI, and has a long history of building user interface technology at OTI. In a past life he was the lead for the SWT team. Kevin also played a key role in the IBM VA/Java project.
  • Jeff McAffer
    Jeff McAffer co-led the RT Equinox project and is the Founder of Code 9. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). Previous lives include being a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM and work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.
  • Andrew Overholt, Mozilla
    Andrew works on open source technologies at Mozilla in Toronto. He has been involved with the Eclipse community since 2005 and is a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. For some time Andrew also led the Linux Tools project. He is very interested in continuing to grow the Eclipse community and to improve native platform integration.
  • Philippe Mulet
    Philippe is a former PMC and JDT project lead. Prior to Eclipse, Philippe was responsible for the compiler and codeassist in IBM VA/Java and VA/Micro Edition. Philippe was a member of the expert group on compiler API (JSR199), representing IBM. His main interests are in compilation, performance, scalability and meta-level architectures.
  • Steve Northover
    Steve Northover is the father of SWT (the Standard Widget Toolkit). Prior to working on Eclipse, he worked on IBM Smalltalk, VA/Java, VA/Micro Edition. His interests include programming languages, API design, operating systems, user interfaces and code optimization.
  • John Wiegand
    John was a principal architect for the platform infrastructure. John played a central role in the development of IBM VA/Java, VA/Micro Edition, and Eclipse. His interests are in the areas of performance, scalability, compilers, and just about anything that's hard.
  • John Arthorne
    John has worked on the Eclipse and Equinox projects for the past decade in many different areas. He was the main developer on the resource model for many years, and designed the platform's concurrency infrastructure. In recent years he has focused on the Orion project, provisioning (p2), e4, and overall platform API quality. John has authored numerous articles and a book on Eclipse.
  • Sergey Prigogin, Google
    Sergey is part of Google's Eclipse team. He is CDT and Platform UI committer and co-leads Platform Resources. His primary areas of interest are C++ parsing, indexing, refactoring and making Eclipse faster and more responsive. He is also interested in growing the number of Platform committers and contributors and making contributing to the Eclipse Platform projects as frictionless as possible.
  • Martin Oberhuber, Wind River
    Martin was on the PMC representing the Community aspect of Eclipse and the e4 project. He is a Platform Core Resources and e4 committer, co-leading the e4 Resources work. Martin also serves on the DSDP PMC and as Target Management Project lead, and revitalized the Eclipse Architecture Council as its chair. His interests include programming languages, patterns and paradigms, optimizing development processes, skiing, hiking, and playing all sorts of musical instruments.
  • Dani Megert, IBM Research - Zurich
    Dani is one of the initial Eclipse committers.He led the Platform and the JDT subprojects, represented the project in the Eclipse Planning Council, and was also a a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. He was elected by the committers to represent them in the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Dani worked at OTI and IBM Research GmbH. His interests included user interface and API design, editors, software quality and performance.

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