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who is heading the development of ROS?

asked 2011-05-22 20:42:18 -0600

Davide Faconti gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:09:30 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

I would like to contact the person in charge for the development of ROS at Willow Garage. I don't mean the CEO of the entire company, just the project leader that is coordinating the development of ROS. Do you know who he/she is and how to contact him/her?

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answered 2011-05-23 01:50:25 -0600

Bill Smart gravatar image

Brian Gerkey is the Director of Open Source Development at Willow Garage, and coordinates the in-house ROS development there.

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Brian oversees *all* the open-source libraries we maintain, which includes ROS, OpenCV, PCL, and Gazebo. I am the platform manager for ROS, and more specifically coordinate development of ROS itself. Per Tully's answer below, though, we view ROS as a community effort, with many coordinators
kwc gravatar image kwc  ( 2011-05-24 05:10:12 -0600 )edit

answered 2011-05-23 05:46:36 -0600

tfoote gravatar image

ROS development is a community driven effort. Please use the mailing list to contact the developers.

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answered 2011-05-22 23:41:57 -0600

Eric Perko gravatar image

ROS is made up of many, many different stacks and packages, each with its own maintainer. The maintainer for a given stack should be listed on it's wiki page or somewhere else in the repository. If their email is not also listed, an email to the ros-users mailing list is a good way to get in contact with a stack or package maintainer.

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I know that there are many packages and many maintainer. What I mean was: "who is the leader at Willow Garage of the Robotic Operative System?". According to this page , I assume is BRIAN GERKEY...
Davide Faconti gravatar image Davide Faconti  ( 2011-05-23 00:18:49 -0600 )edit

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