Saturday, 21 March 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good

I'm very glad to be reelected to the Eclipse Board. It is a privilege to serve and an honor to get this vote of confidence from my peers.

Of course anything that promotes the use of models to drive software development is good, so I'm thrilled that Microsoft has created the M Specification Community, I'm honored to be involved as a charter member, and I'm flattered to be characterized as a key open source leader.

The Bad

I won't be able to make it to EclipseCon this year for the ugliest of personal reasons.

The Ugly

The grim reaper stalks my home to claim someone dear.

Thanks to all the people in the Eclipse community who have been so understanding and supportive during this most difficult period of my life, especially Peter and Mitch.


Wassim Melhem said...

Congratulations on the Good.

Glad to see you continuing to represent the interests of committers living in the slums of Markham Rd/16th Avenue.

Chris said...

Congratulations, it's always a pleasure to read your lines.
My kindest thoughts go to your home.

Francis said...

Congratulations on all of the good things, and I'm very sorry for your loss. I look forward to meeting you in person one day.

Ian Bull said...

Ed, we will all miss you this year. I'm charging the batteries in my camera right now -- I will try some photo blogs.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Hopefully I'll see you in Vancouver in May.

Ian Skerrett said...

Sorry we won't see this year at EclipseCon. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

It is great to see the recognition you are getting outside of the Eclipse community. You deserve it.

Robert Wloch said...

Congratulations on the good things, Ed.

I'm very sorry for your loss and my thoughts go to your home in this difficult time.

ekaii said...

I really admire the work you have done for the modeling world and especially the time you spend helping out people (like me) in the forums.
You sincerely have my kindest support for your hard times.

Thank you very much.

Steve said...

Hang in there Ed. Our thoughts are with you.


Kim Moir said...

Ed, Congratulations on your re-election. I really appreciate all the good work you've done for the community. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


Tonny Madsen said...

Congratulations on the re-election. You work for the Eclipse Community has been remarkable.

I'm sorry about your family, and I hope to see you soon again.