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From Garren Smith <>
Subject Re: It’s been a great ride. Today I’m moving to MongoDB
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:48:11 GMT
Haha that is brilliant. You almost had me there.

On Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:

> Dear Apache CouchDB Community:
> as of today, I’m stepping down from all offices at the ASF: I’ll step
> down as Vice President of Apache CouchDB and Apache CouchDB PMC Chair
> and I’ll resign from the PMC. I’ll retain my commit bit, but don’t
> expect much from me. All issues assigned to me in JIRA can be released.
> tl;dr: MongoDB, Inc. has made me an offer that I cannot refuse.
> The thing that excites me about CouchDB is, obviously, replication, but
> I think it is SO important that I want many many more people be able to
> make use of it. Also obviously, MongoDB is the most popular database by
> far, so it’s a natural step to go there and add replication.
> MongoDB has gotten a lot of ridicule from the industry, although the
> CouchDB community has always kept it civil (“right tool for the job”),
> but MongoDB 3.0’s WiredTiger storage engine is finally catching up and
> their distributed systems game is getting there. I’m excited about the
> sneak peeks I’ve gotten for MongoDB 4.0 and beyond!
> Here’s the deal: MongoDB, Inc as hired me to bring replication to
> MongoDB. I get a budget, a capable team, and you’ll see my commitment
> to open source data storage solutions continued in my new position,
> with exceptional code, docs, a sales team and big customers to finally
> make my dent in the universe. My job is running the team, product
> management for the feature, but also getting dirty with the
> implementation.
> We don’t have a ship date yet, but in the spirit of MongoDB’s speed,
> we’ll try to get something thrown together for 4.0, maybe a preview in
> 3.5. I’m sure it’ll be grand.
> Most of all, I’m glad I’m finally done with Erlang and I can’t wait to
> get back into C++!
> * * *
> I’d like to say thank you to each and every one of you who have worked
> on or used CouchDB over the years. The interactions with the people
> here are what matter most and are what I’ll remember long past any
> technology we might have been working on at the time.
> I’ve spent a few months short of a decade working on CouchDB, and I
> have a lot to show for it, but it’s clearly time to move on.
> So long, and relax!
> Jan
> --

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