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From Ole Ersoy <>
Subject Re: [Announcement] Emmanuel Lecharny is our new PMC Chair (Directory V.P.)
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2007 20:48:45 GMT
Congratulations Emmanuel!!  U Da Man!!!

Ersin Er wrote:
> Congratulations Emmanuel!
> (I really do not have much to add what Alex said.)
> On 4/6/07, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> This email is my last message to the community with my PMC Chair hat on.
>> For some time now I wanted to step down from the position of PMC Chair so
>> the position
>> can be cycled among those on our PMC.  With the vibrant growth of our
>> community and
>> a strong PMC I finally feel comfortable doing so.  For the record I'm not
>> going anywhere
>> except fishing on occasion :). I intend to participate on the PMC and 
>> work
>> hard on progressing
>> all Apache Directory projects so they're the best in each of their 
>> domains.
>> View this
>> evolutionary step as a sign of how healthy our community has become.  
>> Really
>> it's a
>> proud day for me.
>> After announcing my intention to resign, I asked the PMC to recommend a
>> candidate
>> to the board for V.P. of the Directory Project.  Emmanuel Lecharny was
>> unanimously
>> chosen.  In their last official meeting the board approved the 
>> resolution to
>> make Emmanuel
>> the V.P. of Apache Directory.
>> Emmanuel has been among us forever.  I think he began contributing 
>> before we
>> left the incubator.
>> He's probably answered several of your questions and fixed numerous 
>> issues
>> and added many
>> features into ApacheDS.  Let me not overlook the fact that he has helped
>> forge MINA, LDAP
>> Studio and Triplesec.  He is equally concerned with every project 
>> we've had
>> here.  Most importantly
>> he's been a sturdy rock in our community, helping it grow and overcome 
>> it's
>> problems.  He
>> understands the value of community over just the code alone.  Emmanuel 
>> once
>> said to me, "Open Source is not
>>  a technical phenomenon but a social one.  The code just gives us a 
>> reason
>> to come together."
>> Of course he misspelled phenomenon :).  Seriously I don't know where we
>> would be today without
>> his presence.  Emmanuel will make an ideal Chair, and we're very lucky to
>> have him.
>> So, everyone, let's welcome him with a big applause!
>> Regards,
>> Alex Karasulu

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