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From Ralph Goers <Ralph.Go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: [summary][vote] David Legg as new Cocoon committer
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:38:19 GMT


David Legg wrote:
> Once again, I'd like to thank the community for accepting me as a 
> Cocoon committer.
>
>> Finally, it is a good tradition that a new committer introduces 
>> himself on this list.
>
> I'm an English web developer, married with a child and working in 
> Bracknell, England.  I've been lurking around Cocoon for what seems 
> like forever (read 2000).  Back then SoC (Separation of Concerns), XML 
> and XSLT were all shiny and new.
>
> I started my career back in 1984 writing 8086 assembler for a chess 
> games company (oh yes!  non of that 8-bit rubbish for me!).  I even 
> remember wondering if I should download Minix or something called 
> Linux from some student upstart called Linus Torvalds ;-)  The best 
> thing I learnt from these early days was a healthy respect for 
> designing memory efficient software.
Goodness, gracious - that means you either started writing code in the 
crib or you are almost as old as me!
>
> Gradually and inevitably I moved over from writing system software and 
> firmware to this new fangled thing called the web.  This is where I 
> fell in love with Java, Tomcat and JSP programming.
You fell in love with JSPs? I have no idea what to say to that!
>
> My current interests lie in the semantic web and the world of 
> triplestores, inference engines and RDF and how to do something useful 
> with it all.  You can be sure I'll be trying to glue it together with 
> Cocoon.
>
> It's a privilege to be a part of this project.
>
> David Legg
>
Welcome, David!

Ralph

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