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Active Members

Stephane Bailliez

Matt Benson

Stefan Bodewig (stefan.bodewig at freenet.de - https://stefan.samaflost.de/)

Dominique Devienne (ddevienne at apache.org)
Dominique has been involved non-stop with the Ant user community since the 1.4 days, trying without success to answer posts as well or as often as Diane Holt after she left the user list. He is opinionated, always striving for the best possible design. While at Landmark Graphics, he designed and implemented large Ant/CppTasks builds for mixed Java/C++ projects.

Erik Hatcher (ehatcher at apache.org)
Erik is the co-author of Java Development with Ant and speaks on Ant and other topics at No Fluff, Just Stuff symposiums as well as other venues. Erik is the President of eHatcher Solutions, Inc.

Martijn (J.M.) Kruithof (ant at kruithof xs4all nl)
Martijn Kruithof is a system engineer working with and on Java products in a telecommunication network setting.

Antoine Levy-Lambert (antoine at apache.org)
Antoine is setting up a consultancy dealing with builds and deployments Agilebuild. He is specialized in builds and automation of deployment processes.

Steve Loughran

Conor MacNeill (conor at cortexebusiness.com.au)
Conor is a senior developer at Cortex eBusiness, where he develops J2EE based systems. In his spare time he helps with the development of the Ant build tool. Until 08/2016 he was also serving as the Chairman of this PMC.

Jan Matèrne (jhm at apache.org)
Jan is senior developer in the computer centre of the government of Northrhine Westfalia / Germany. Since 08/2016 he is also serving as the Chairman of this PMC.

Peter Reilly

Sam Ruby (rubys at us.ibm.com)
Sam takes a perverse pleasure in integrating disparate things. He is a member of the PHP group, Apache XML PMC, Apache sponsor for the xml-soap subproject and convener of ECMA TC39 TG3.

Magesh Umasankar (umagesh at apache.org)
Magesh, President of Metamach Solutions, an Atlanta-based technology-management consultancy, has recently launched WinedIn.com for wine-lovers to pair food and wine.

Christoph Wilhelms (christoph.wilhelms at t-online.de)
Christoph works as software engineer at the world's biggest travel company TUI. His passion are all UI related things so at the Ant-Project he takes care of Antidote - the Ant GUI.

Kevin Jackson (foamdino at gmail.com)

Jesse Glick (jesse dot glick at oracle dot com)
Jesse has been using Java since 1998 and joined Sun Microsystems (later Oracle) as part of the company that produced the NetBeans IDE. After discovering Ant in the 1.2 days, he wrote most of NetBeans' Ant integration. He led the design of the NetBeans 4.0 project system, based heavily on Ant as a build tool, and continues to maintain the core Ant support.

Jean-Louis Boudart (jlboudart at apache.org)

Jaikiran Pai (jaikiran at apache.org)
Jaikiran has been part of Ant PMC since January 2018. He has been programming in Java since 2004. During those early days, he used to use JBoss application server for the project he was involved in. He used to lurk around in the JBoss forum and watch the core JBoss developers and other active community members help users with JBoss related questions. Soon he started answering user questions and helping users in the forums. He then started contributing to bug fixes and a few years down the line, he was offered to join the JBoss, Red Hat team. He worked at JBoss, Red Hat for around 5 years and was part of the team which implemented the EJB 3.1 specification and was also part of the core WildFly (that's the new project name that JBoss application server adopted) team. After being involved with Java EE, first as an user and then as a developer of the server, for around a decade, he decided to move on to something different. However, you can still find him occasionally answering user questions in the JBoss forums. His open source journey that started with JBoss, still continues and you can find him active in some other open source projects these days.

Emeritus Members

James Duncan Davidson (duncan at x180.net - http://x180.net/)
By day, Duncan works in the Open Source Program Office at Sun Microsystems where he helps various Open Source efforts within Sun "do the right thing". Previously at Sun he was responsible for the Servlet API Specifications 2.1 and 2.2 as well as the Java API for XML Parsing 1.0 and was the original author of Tomcat and Ant. He was one of the rabble-rousers within Sun that helped make the Jakarta Project a reality and served as the first Chairman of the Jakarta PMC.

Diane Holt

Donald Leslie

Costin Monolache

Gilles Scokart

Jon Skeet


September 2013

The Apache Ant community deeply regrets the passing of Bruce Atherton, one of its long-time contributors, after a long fight against leukemia.

Bruce joined the Ant developer list in late 2001 and became a commiter in 2002. He was the inventor of Ant's selector framework and an early contributor to design ideas for Ant's resource abstraction and the Antlib extension mechanism. His code and ideas are used by many Java developers.

He always pressed for clean designs in a calm and gentle way. During the past few years he was limited by his illness but remained an important voice in discussions when he had the strength to chime in.

Ant would not have been the same without Bruce; we miss him.


Active Committers

Steve Cohen

Charles Duffy (charles at dyfis.net)

Jose Alberto Fernandez

Jon Schneider

Alexey Solofnenko (trelony at gmail.com)

Emeritus Committers

Preston Bannister

Nick Davis

Darrell DeBoer

Peter Donald (peter at apache.org)
Peter is an avid java developer who is active in the Avalon and Ant projects. In his spare time he develops a distributed virtual environment (ie military simulator or 3D game) using java technologies.

Danno Ferrin (shemnon at yahoo.com)
Danno has been programming in Java since Summer 96. Danno wrote a JSP engine on his own and released it the very same day Jakarta was announced at JavaOne. Since then, he decided to join the Jakarta project in a spirit of co-operation over competition.

Simeon H.K. Fitch (simeon.fitch at mseedsoft.com)
Simeon is owner of Mustard Seed Software, which specializes in developing distributed applications and user interfaces for the science, engineering, and research oriented clients. He is the lead architect and developer for Antidote, the GUI for Ant.

Thomas Haas (tha at whitestein.com)
Tom is interested in distributed systems, Java middleware and worked on an implementation of the JMS specification. At Whitestein Technologies he is working on bringing software agent technology and J2EE together.

Jason Hunter (jh at servlets.com)
Jason is author of "Java Servlet Programming" (O'Reilly) and publisher of http://www.servlets.com/. He works at CollabNet.

Justyna Horwat (horwat at apache.org)

Arun Jamwal

Arnout J. Kuiper (ajkuiper at planet.nl)
Arnout J. Kuiper is a Java Architect with the Sun Java Center at Sun Microsystems. His main focus is web-related technologies on the Java platform (J2EE, XML, ...).

Stefano Mazzocchi (stefano at apache.org)
Stefano is addicted to software design, Java programming and open development. In the last 4 years, he has contributed way too much time to Apache, expecially on JServ, JMeter, Avalon, JAMES, Ant, Cocoon and helping to bring more projects into Apache-land, such as FOP, Batik, POI and Xindice. The problem is that he's too picky to be satisfied :-)

Glenn McAllister (glenn at somanetworks.com)
Glenn McAllister is a software developer at SOMA Networks, was formerly the same at IBM (plus tech writer plus build guy), and does some writing on the side for the VADD Technical Journal.

Craig McClanahan (Craig.McClanahan at eng.sun.com)
Craig was involved in the Apache JServ project, focused on implementing a next generation architecture and feature set for the core servlet engine. He has recently joined Sun as technical lead for the servlet and JSP reference implementation.

Adam Murdoch

Harish Prabhandham (harishp at onebox.com)
Harish is an engineer with the J2EE team at Sun, primarily responsible for implementing security in the J2EE Reference Implementation (RI). He integrated various technologies including servlet/JSP implementations from Tomcat into the J2EE RI. These days, he hacks PHP code during the day.

Nico Seessle

Gal Shachor (shachor at il.ibm.com)
Gal Shachor is a research staff member at IBM. He wrote his first Servlet container (ServletExpress) at the beginning of 1997. Later on ServletExpress (and Gal) merged into WebSphere, and Gal participated in the development of WebSphere 1, 2 and 3.

Jon S. Stevens (jon at collab.net)
Jon is a Co-Founder of Clear Ink Corp and recently left to work on Scarab a next generation Open Source Java Servlet based Issue/Bug tracking system for CollabNet. He is an active developer of the Apache JServ Servlet Engine for the Apache Web Server and Co-Author of the Element Construction Set as well as the web application framework, Turbine.

Jesse Stockall

James Todd (jwtodd at pacbell.net)
James has developed real time customer oriented apps for roughly 10 years the last 5 of which have predominately been fully integrated, front and back, extraNet implementations which have been based on Apache, Java and Tcl.

Anil Vijendran (akv at eng.sun.com)
Anil Vijendran is the principal developer of the JSP engine in Tomcat. He's done some pretty scary things in his past life -- implementing the CORBA IDL to C++ 2.0 mapping, skydiving, IDL to Java compilers, Object Databases (SIGSEV, you da man!) for C++, Java ORB and EJB runtime environments -- in that order.


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