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[Discuss-gnuradio] Re: s/Eric/Tom/g

From: Andrew Ge
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] Re: s/Eric/Tom/g
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 16:57:26 -0400
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Many of us are deeply grateful to you for what you have contributed to GNU Radio development, Q/A, and maintenance. Without your pioneer work, commitment and dedication, GNU Radio would not be like what we have today (this applies also to a few other folks you mentioned in your announcement). As far as I know, many many people, particular students all over the world, have benefited greatly from your work. Twenty years after SDR was proposed, it is still hard to find low cost and relatively good performance SDR software packages and platforms. It's you, Matt, and a few others who have changed the landscape. Taking this opportunity, I'd like to show my gratitude to you folks.

I have personally worked with Tom Rondeau. Even though it was just a few months in 2007, I was able to find out that he is smart, skilled, dedicated, and passionate about SDR R&D. Since then, Tom, as I have observed, has been continuously contributing greatly to GNU Radio development. His philosophy about open source project combined with his knowledge and skills, I believe, will enable him, together with this community, to drive GNU Radio to new levels.

I hope that, after stepping down as the "Maintainer", you will have more time for other things that you like to do in your life.

Best regards,

Feng (Andrew) Ge, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

On 9/10/2010 12:00 PM, address@hidden wrote:


Message: 26
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 08:38:40 -0700
From: Eric Blossom<address@hidden>
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] s/Eric/Tom/g
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As some of you know, I've been involved with GNU Radio for a long
time.  The idea that became GNU Radio started as a conversation over
dinner in San Francisco with John Gilmore, something like 10 years

Interest and use of GNU Radio is currently at the highest level it's
ever been.  I however, have come to a place in my life where I'd like
to devote less of my time to GNU Radio and more to other things.

After discussions with GNU Radio developers over the past several
months, I'm pleased to announce that long time GNU Radio contributor
Tom Rondeau has agreed to take over the GNU Radio "Maintainer" role
from me.  For those of you who don't know Tom, he's the perfect person
for the job.

He's smart, has a vision for the future, and has the "cat herding
instinct" required to succeed in the position.  Tom received his
Ph.D. in 2007 from Virginia Tech's Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering.

Johnathan Corgan will continue to handle GNU Radio release
management and provide professional services related to GNU

Matt Ettus and the rest of the crew at Ettus Research will continue to
crank out low cost hardware for all of us to enjoy.

I plan to continue contributing to GNU Radio, and will be finishing up
some extensions for message passing, as well as some other things
where I'm probably best positioned to do the work.

Bottom line: business continues as usual, and you'll see more of Tom
and less of me.


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