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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: Change of Apache Geronimo PMC Chair
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2005 19:09:50 GMT

I imagine it is bittersweet to make this decision.  On the one hand you've 
invested a lot of time into the project and helped to get it to its current 
state.  (Wow, we finally certified, or is it certifiable?)

Regardless, I expect that you will continue to lead and get some pretty cool 
stuff accomplished in OpenSource (there are lots of corporations that haven't 
been raided yet :)

I hope your reduced time as the Geronimo PMC allows you to focus on other areas 
that are of interest to you.

Thanks again for all your time, counsel and guidance.  We appreciate it very much.

- Matt

Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> All,
> Earlier this month, I submitted my resignation as PMC Chair of the  
> Apache Geronimo project.  There are many reasons why I chose to do  so, 
> but given that we'd just achieved the major milestone of the  certified 
> J2EE 1.4 server with the M5 release, I felt that the timing  was right.
> I'm pleased to announce that on wednesday, the Apache Board accepted  my 
> resignation and has designated Ken Coar as the new PMC chair.  Ken  is a 
> founder of the ASF, currently a director, and has broad  experience here 
> at the ASF and in other open source communities.
> This is an administrative change and will have no impact on project  
> progress or activity whatsoever.  Personally, I'm not going  anywhere :) 
> and am still interested in all areas of this project.  In  the future, I 
> may be working at a reduced energy level on some  aspects, but with the 
> addition of Ken's participation, this is a net  gain for the project.
> As a community, we have achieved an incredible amount over the last  two 
> years, and I'm very proud of having the opportunity to help us  get 
> where we are.  We undertook a momentous task back in August 2003  and 
> it's a credit to all involved that we completed it so quickly.    It's 
> been an interesting project to this point, and I look forward to  what 
> our future brings.  J2EE 1.4 clearly isn't the final chapter in  
> enterprise middleware, and this project is in a great position to  take 
> on whatever comes next.
> But that's next.  For now, on to Apache Geronimo 1.0 :)
> geir
> P.S.  Although Ken goes by the name of "Rodent of Unusual Size",  I  
> don't expect that you should call him "Rodent"....

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