Today I became an Eclipse Foundation Committer Member. This will enable me to vote in the 2009 Eclipse Foundation Elections.
Being committed (no pun intended) to the Mylyn WikiText project and being interested in projects such as SWTBot and SWT (for Cocoa) I believe that small and innovative projects should be well-represented on the Eclipse Foundation board.
Having known and worked with Mik Kersten in various ways over the past few years, I am constantly surprised by his breadth of knowledge, leadership, and grass-roots understanding of the needs of developers and committers. I've seen Mik uphold a high level of integrity and demonstrate consistent follow-through. I know that he has a solid understanding of what is needed by such projects and is capable of using his board experience and influence to make a difference.