The super secret brotherhood (a.k.a. OGP) and developers of the OpenNMS Project. You can recognize an OGP member by their good looks as well as their super-flashy, very coveted OpenNMS Green Polo.
The OGP Toast:
- May your commits be swift, your fields encapsulated, your garbage collected, and your jars full!
Tarus has said:
- Back in the fall of 2004, I wanted to find a way to recognize those people who make OpenNMS what it is, and to thank them in some fashion. Thus the top secret Order of the Green Polo was founded.
- Ever since the advent of "business casual" workplace attire, the "logo" polo shirt has become a fixture in IT departments around the world. We sell black and white polos with the OpenNMS logo on our web site.
- But this is much, much, different. These are "green" polos, very rare, and they will never be available for sale. Think of them as equivalent to winning The Masters golf tournament's green jacket - only harder to get.
- In order to get one, all one has to do is give up all hope of having a life outside of OpenNMS, work long hours for free, and basically become a closet superhero, squashing bugs (or uncovering their existence) in a single bound.
- The Order is designed to recognize those achievements of these rare individuals. So I present to you the list of Green Polo members.
- If you use OpenNMS and like it, take some time to say thanks to these folks - they've earned it. Also, as The OpenNMS Group grows, we will be looking to hire people from this very group.
- I am grateful to everyone, from the most seasoned veteran to the "why doesn't admin/admin log me in" newbie, and especially to these folks for helping make OpenNMS the best network management product on the planet.
In alphabetical order:
- Antonio Russo (2006Q3)
- Alejandro Galue (2007Q3)
- Alex Finger (2008Q2)
- Alex is our international man of mystery (living in France, working in Switzerland, and born in Germany). He has provided tremendous support to this project and is responsible for much of the design and testing of many of its carrier grade features. He has contributed an Adobe Air interface, tirelessly evangelizes the project throughout Europe, and worked with Klaus Thielking-Riechert and Ronny Trommer on the German-language book OpenNMS: Netzwerkmanagement mit freier Software.
- Ben Reed (2004Q4)
- Bill Ayres (2004Q4)
- Craig Gallen (2007Q3)
- Craig Miskell (2005Q1)
- David Hustace (2004Q4)
- DJ Gregor (2004Q4)
- Donald Desloge (2011Q2)
- Donald has been working on OpenNMS for many years now, but earned membership in the OGP through his work on the JasperReports integration, allow for the creation of awesome reports from OpenNMS data.
- Jason Aras (2007Q3)
- Jason has worked many different parts of OpenNMS, including new SNMP-based monitors, the RESTful web service interface for OpenNMS data, and the BSF poller monitor.
- Jeff Gehlbach (2006Q4)
- Johan Edstrom (2006Q3)
- Jonathan Sartin (2004Q4)
- Klaus Thielking-Riechert (2010Q1)
- Matt Brozowski (2004Q4)
- Matt Raykowski (2009Q1)
- Matt added a native WMI interface to OpenNMS for data collection, allowing for the highly scalable collection engine within OpenNMS to collect on Windows performance metrics without the need of a proxy or extra agents. More recently he contributed a JDBC interface for data collection, enabling anything in a relational database with a JDBC driver to be sucked into OpenNMS.
- Michael Huot (2004Q4)
- Ronny Trommer (2010Q1)
- Seth Leger (2011Q2)
- Seth was involved with OpenNMS from the beginning, but in the last few years has managed to return to the project. His work on the project is very broad, but recognition for the OGP came from his work on IPv6 support.
- Tarus Balog (2004Q4)
- Mouth of OpenNMS", Tarus has been responsible for maintaining and cheerleading the OpenNMS project since May of 2002.
Over time, people change and so do their interests. There have been a number of OGP members over the years who have moved on to other things. The Polo Emeritus list represents those folks and their achievements, but they are not eligible to vote on OpenNMS project business nor do they get a paid trip to Dev-Jam. Everything else stays the same and should they have the time to get back involved with OpenNMS there will always be a place for them.
- Eric Evans (2004Q4)
- Michael Jamison (2005Q1)
- Mike has created a new collector to collect on JMX queue data. With a large number of applications being based on JMX technology (such as those built on JBoss or Hibernate) it will be nice to be able to "see" into them and gather performance data. This also marks the first time the collector has been extended - not an easy task.
- Sasa Markovic (2005Q2)
- Sasa is the creator of JRobin, a java port of the popular RRDTool project. Since OpenNMS is written in Java, it is much more efficient to use JRobin when storing time series data. In 2005 he turned over the maintenance of JRobin to the OpenNMS Group, and in recognition of his work he was inducted into the OGP.
- Ted Kaczmarek (2004Q4)