Harmony Loses Chair

Tim Ellison Steps Down From Harmony Project

Jessica Thornsby

But, Tim Ellison insists it’s too early to send Harmony to the Attic.

Tim Ellison has announced that he will step down as Chair of the Harmony PMC, citing the reason as the “current reduction in participation” in the Harmony project. This decrease follows the licensing dispute with Oracle, where it became clear Harmony would not receive the Java test licenses.

What this means for the future of the Harmony project, and Android – which uses a subset of Harmony for the core of its Class Library – remains to be seen. At the announcement Ellison said it was “too early” to move Harmony to the Apache Attic, and that the project will be looking for a new Chair.