[ros-users] Introducing your new ROS Platform Manager, Tully Foote

Ken Conley kwc at kwc.org
Thu May 10 01:07:43 UTC 2012

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Geoffrey Biggs
<geoffrey.biggs at aist.go.jp> wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> It sounds like things are going very well for you. Does your new position at
> Google involve ROS, or are you moving in a different direction?

Hard to say right now; still getting through orientation and dialing
in on the priorities.

> On a related note, I'm interested in hearing more about how ROS 2.0 will
> progress, and specifically how to get more closely involved. Will you be at
> ROSCon? Is there any chance of having a chat about this?

I'll be at ROSCon, but Dirk Thomas will be running the ROS 2.0
efforts, so he will be the best person to talk about


> Geoff
> On 27 April 2012 08:20, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:
>> I'm happy to announce that Tully Foote is officially taking the reins
>> of ROS Platform Manager.  This role is responsible for guiding the
>> collective efforts of the community towards creating releases like ROS
>> Fuerte, collaborating through REPs and SIGs, and making ROS as a whole
>> better and better.  For most of you, Tully needs no introduction as he
>> has already been crucial part in making these happen.
>> I'm also happy to announce that Dirk Thomas will be leading the ROS
>> middleware efforts with the goal of creating a ROS 2.0 library that
>> meets both commercial and research needs. This is a new effort that
>> will take shape over the coming months.
>> It has been my honor and pleasure to have served in these roles.  A
>> big thanks goes to Willow Garage for giving me the chance of a
>> lifetime.  I will soon be starting in a new position at Google that
>> requires a different role for me in the ROS Community.  With the
>> inaugural ROSCon and the Open Source Robotics Foundation, this is an
>> exciting period of growth for the ROS community.  I'm looking forward
>> to seeing many of you at ROSCon where we can work together on what's
>> next.
>> best,
>> Ken
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