I've been running the GNU Radio project for over five years. In this time, we've dramatically expanded its capabilities, prominence, and performance. We have attracted great developers and a fantastic user base. And we have built the highly successful and growing annual GNU Radio conference.
I feel that I have accomplished a great deal of what I was hoping to when I took over this role. Part of my job (and much of the fun) was being hands-on with the code almost daily. But there's a lot more to do in GNU Radio, and it is time for a new vision to move it forward to where we see it going next.
While I was thinking about this role change, the opportunity arose for me to become a DARPA program manager, which is one of the most exciting opportunities I can imagine. I will still be working on radio, communications, and, of course, software radio, and I still hope to support the project and continue working with the community we have in whatever ways that I can. But this new position gives me an opportunity to pursue engineering, science, technology, and research in areas and ways that I haven't been able to do in my current role.
I am pleased to announce our new leadership team, who are already very familiar to many of you. Ben Hilburn will be taking over as Project Lead while Johnathan Corgan will become the Chief Architect in charge of the codebase. They have already been doing a great job of building up their team structure and their vision for the next stages of this project, which is exactly what we need to grow and move the project forward.
The transition is already happening, and we can all consider Ben and Johnathan to have taken up their roles today. I will still be actively involved in GNU Radio over the next couple of months until I start my new position at the end of May.
You'll be hearing more details from them soon. But I hope that everyone knows how proud I am of this project and what we're doing here as well as my confidence in Ben, Johnathan, and what is coming next.