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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Joan Touzet joins the PMC
Date Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:17:40 GMT
Welcome Joan, congratulations! :)

Your trip down the memory lane made me a little teary. I’m so happy and
we are so lucky to have you in the community <3


On 10 Apr 2014, at 18:30 , Joan Touzet <> wrote:

> Noah and the Apache CouchDB PMC, thank you for nominating me to join
> your number.
> Boy, how times have changed! In May 2009, I was a month or so into PhD
> research. I popped on IRC to ask my first CouchDB question - why a view
> was never returning - and stumbled upon a way to get invalid UTF-8 data
> into Couch, but not back out. Jan, Damien, Monty and Paul helped me out,
> though Paul was occasionally AFK looking at new apartment listings, and
> of course Monty was barking mad.
> People were friendly, engaged, and genuinely interested in the bug that
> became COUCHDB-345. It took 4 months to fix, and ended up with a patch
> set upstream to mochiweb as well.
> Since then I've been a non-stop user of CouchDB, including incorporating
> it into a p2p secure asset sharing system, an artefact repository for
> software release & deployment, as a backend for some top 10 mobile phone
> games and of course work on CouchDB, bigcouch and Cloudant themselves.
> I remain convinced that CouchDB is the sleeper NoSQL tech that's winning
> in the long run.
> We've got a lot of bugs to squash still, 2 big merges to get done and a
> whole lot of great requests and suggestions from the community at large.
> I look forward to doing everything I can to facilitate that work, and a
> few of my own patches as well.
> Rock on,
> Joan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Noah Slater" <>
> To:
> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:57:24 AM
> Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Joan Touzet joins the PMC
> Dear community,
> I am delighted to announce that Joan Touzet joins the Apache CouchDB
> Project Management Committee today.
> Joan has made outstanding, sustained contributions to the project.
> This appointment is an official acknowledgement of their position
> within the community, and our trust in their ability to provide
> oversight for the project.
> Everybody, please join me in congratulating Joan!
> On behalf of the CouchDB PMC,
> -- 
> Noah Slater

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