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From wesmck...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: rev 6587 - incubator/directory/sitedocs/trunk/sitedocs/xdocs/community/who
Date Sun, 08 Feb 2004 14:16:33 GMT
Author: wesmckean
Date: Sun Feb  8 06:16:32 2004
New Revision: 6587

Modified:
   incubator/directory/sitedocs/trunk/sitedocs/xdocs/community/who/wesmckean.xml
Log:


Modified: incubator/directory/sitedocs/trunk/sitedocs/xdocs/community/who/wesmckean.xml
==============================================================================
--- incubator/directory/sitedocs/trunk/sitedocs/xdocs/community/who/wesmckean.xml	(original)
+++ incubator/directory/sitedocs/trunk/sitedocs/xdocs/community/who/wesmckean.xml	Sun Feb
 8 06:16:32 2004
@@ -1,16 +1,47 @@
 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <document> 
   <properties>
-    <author email="akarasulu@apache.org">Alex Karasulu</author>
+    <author email="wesmckean@apache.org">Wes McKean</author>
     <title>Apache Directory Project: Contributors</title>
   </properties>
   <body> 
     <section name="Wes McKean">
       <p>(wesmckean at apache dot org)</p>
       <p>
-      Talk about Wes here.
+      Wes is one of the newest members of the LDAPd group, and a founding
+      member of the Apache Directory Project, having joined the Apache Software
+      Foundation when LDAPd was absorbed into the Apache incubator.
       </p>
     </section>
+    
+    <section name="Background">
+      <p>
+	      As an IT profressional, entrepreneur, and father, Wes has worked in the Atlanta
+	      metro area for over 14 years.  Wes has always had a special love for Open Source
+	      initiatives and their authors, having used open source applications with many of
+	      the companies for which he has worked.  Wes discovered LDAPd and Alex Karasulu
+	      while searching for an open source project to integrate into his current employer's
+	      commercial offerings.  Having found LDAPd on SourceForge, he immediately got
+	      excited about the synergies between the two products, and realized that Wes and
+	      LDAPd had a lot to offer each other.
+      </p>
+      
+      <p>  
+          Wes is current involved with the Snickers subproject.  Snickers is a drop in
+          replacement for the ASN.1 codec used by Eve.  ASN.1 is the base protocol used by
+          all X.500 compliant LDAP servers.  The Snickers subproject itself is broken up
+          into compiler and coder/decoder subprojects.  Snickers will be a <b>non-blocking,
+          event driven</b> parser, setting itself apart from currently available open
+          source and commercial offerings.
+      </p>
+      
+      <p> 
+          Wes has taken a great interest in the database sub-system used by Eve and the orignal
+          LDAPd server.  He has written several new backends, and also a entirely new indexing
+          scheme to handle the various technical challenges of the LDAP persistent storage.
+      </p>
+    </section>
+    
   </body>
 </document>
 

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