Well, the nominations are up, and 2009 Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors election is shaping up to be the most interesting yet. There are six nominees for Committer Rep and nine nominees for Sustaining Member Rep, each competing for four available seats. My recollection is that is the largest number of people running we have ever had. It’s great to see the interest and commitment!
We have an interesting cross-section of member companies sponsoring the nominees. There are candidates from large companies (Google, IBM, Red Hat, Wind River), small companies (EclipseSource, Ingres, Instantiations, OpenMake, TaskTop, WebTide, ) and independents (Markus Kuppe, Ed Merks). Of special note is the strong contingent of nominees from German companies (Bredex, empolis, Microdoc).
All-in-all, an excellent slate of candidates. I strongly encourage everyone to read their position papers, engage in the conversation and vote!