Sahana Phase II/III Leadership: Jun 2005 - May 2007

Sahana is predominantly led bazaar-style through concensus. However when firm decisions need to be made on the project that could not otherwise be reached through consensus, the Sahana committee is called upon. The Sahana community like a typical FOSS community is a meritocracy based on contribution. It is not your credentials, your potential or your references we value the most here, it is rather the effort you are willing to spend and the quality results that you are able to produce for _this_ project that make you peer-identified as a leader.

Current Sahana Committee

The following committee represent the leadership that have contributed significantly to the growth, development and deployment of Sahana. In most cases we will try and reach a consensus through the community on most decisions on Sahana, however when a need does arise the committee will be called to make the final call. The committee will be composed of a diverse group of domain experts, FOSS developers in order to represent the community at large.

Name Main Project Contributions Other Info
Pradeeper Demendra LSF Senior Developer on framework components, packaging, IS management LKLUG Committee member
Janaka Wicramasinghe LSF Senior Developer on framework components and missing person registry.
Ravindra de Silva LSF Senior Developer on framework components, organization registry, sarvodaya customization
Sudheera Fernando LSF Developer on framework components, request management system
Mifan Careem LSF Developer on framework components, camp registry, GIS
Chamindra de Silva Overall project lead and lead developer on framework components. Co-Founder of humanitarian-ICT community LSF Acting Executive Director, Apache committer, AsiaOSSS Sri Lanka Rep, UNDP IOSN contributor
Dr Sanjiva Weerawarana Project FOSS mentorship, Founder LSF/Sahana, Funding coordination for Phase II OSI Board member, Author of web services specs, Apache committer. http://www.bloglines.com/blog/sanjiva.
Paul Currion Co-founder of humanitarian-ICT community and humanitarian domain leadership on project Member of Interagency Working Group on Emergency Capacity (IWG). Information management consultant for humanitarian operations, UN WFP consultant
Don Cameron Emergency Management leadership on project and testing Regional officer NSW Fire Services, Emergency Management (NSW Police Academy)
Gavin Treadgold Emergency Management leadership on project and testing Risk and Emergency Management Consultant, Director of Kestrel Group Ltd.
Prof Louiqa Raschid Database design / Taxonomy leadership, Funding of data import module Professor at University of Maryland

Half of the committee will be code committers and half will be non-code committing contributors from the community making an odd number for voting purposes. The committee is assigned by the Sahana project lead in consultation with the core team (core team) for the code committers and the community for the non-code committing contributors.

Core Team

The Sahana core team are defined as the most senior Sahana committers who are actively contributing several times a week on Sahana and are available at short notice to respond to a disaster response. The core team is thus a meritocracy on contribution. Currently all the core team members come from the Lanka Software Foundation (R&D FOSS NPO) fellowships funded by SIDA. They include the following people:

Pradeeper Demendra LSF Senior Developer on framework components, packaging, IS management LKLUG Committee member
Janaka Wicramasinghe LSF Senior Developer on framework components and missing person registry.
Ravindra de Silva LSF Senior Developer on framework components, organization registry, sarvodaya customization
Sudheera Fernando LSF Developer on framework components, request management system
Mifan Careem LSF Developer on framework components, camp registry, GIS
Chamindra de Silva Overall project lead and lead developer on framework components. Co-Founder of humanitarian-ICT community LSF Acting Executive Director, Apache committer, AsiaOSSS Sri Lanka Rep, UNDP IOSN contributor
Priyanga Fonseka Undergraduate from University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
Sanjeewa Jayasinghe Undergraduate from Moratuwa Uni, Sri Lanka
Mahesh Kaluarachchi Undergraduate from Moratuwa Uni, Sri Lanka

New core team members will be nominated and voted by the core team itself.

Notable mentions for deployments and other contributions

The policy for recognition on this list comes with the final deliverable or result that has brought a significant impact to Sahana.

Name Main Project Contribution Related Involvements
Tom Worthington Usability and testing on PDAs & coordination of the delopment of Sahana for Joyjakarta Earthquake Experience with disaster management in the defense background with a focus on usable and efficient web interfaces.
Prabhath Sirisena CSS design for Sahana http://nidahas.com
Brent Woodworth Promoting the deployment of Sahana in Pakistan for the AsianQuake IBM crisis team

Though there are loads of others currently actively working on modules, their names will be included when the the deliverable and results have been achieved. I think it would be counter-productive to define a detailed policy on this and ultimately the yardstick we should measure ourseves against is the results brought to help alleviate human suffering through the application of FOSS/Sahana in disaster scenarios.

If you feel you name should be here, please send the the PMC an email notifying us.

Sahana Phase I (Tsunami, Sri Lanka) Dec-2004 to Apr 2005

Recognizing the main contributors who lead the charge and inception of the project post-Tsunami in Sri Lanka to help their fellow countrymen.

Name Main Project Contribution
Dr Sanjiva Weerawarana Project lead
Dr Shahani Weerawarana Architect
Chamindra de Silva Architect and LAMP development
Chandika Mendis Architect and Java development
Anuradha Ratnaweera LAMP development
Buddhika Siddasena LAMP development and administration
Mifan Careem Java development
Kamal Wicramanayake LAMP development
Ajith Ranabahu Java development

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