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From Olafur Arason <>
Subject Re: PMC resignation
Date Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:09:16 GMT
Hi Benoit,

The reason I believe in CouchDB is in part because of your involvement.
fixes a lot of problems CouchDB has, not to devalue BigCouch.

I don't see why opencouch wouldn't be apart of CouchDB it seems like a
fit. The more people are using CouchDB storage the better and having it as
the official way of accessing CouchDB from Erlang. There are a lot of
things happening in the Erlang/Elixir space and having easy access to that
with this kind of integration is ideal, from my point of view.

I feel like finally CouchDB source code is becoming more understandable and
manageable. When I novice like me in Erlang is starting to understand things
then you are going to get more people contributing.


Ps there is a typo in the description of OpenCouch

On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Benoit Chesneau <>

> Hi all,
>  Yesterday, some members of the PMC asked me on the private mailing-list to
> rename the opencouch project because of possible trademark infringements
> without any direct contact before. They did it after I linked the project
> in a discussion on irc [1]. The same request has already been done
> previously with the project CowDB on which we found an agreement. This
> latest issue/conflict and its conclusion made me took the following
> decision.
> As of today I am resigning from the Apache CouchDB PMC. I will continue to
> contribute to the project as a committer as much as possible.
> When I accepted to be a member of the PMC, I took it as an opportunity to
> put back the project in the rails of innovation, to improve the
> interactions over the code and keep the project business neutrality.
> Unfortunately, these last days left me with no illusions about the
> possibilities I have to achieve it. Moreover, I do not want to be
> associated with some actions from some members in the PMC and can't find
> the necessary level of trust to work on these topics with others.
> This is a hard decision for me due to the energy I put in the support of
> the Apache CouchDB project. But the ongoing situation is very
> negative/toxic for me, killing all the fun I could have in the project.
> It's time for me to focus on what matters.
> I wish a better success to the people that stay at the PMC.
> - benoit.
> [1]

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