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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Change of Apache Geronimo PMC Chair
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2005 18:08:08 GMT

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 :)


P.S.  Although Ken goes by the name of "Rodent of Unusual Size",  I  
don't expect that you should call him "Rodent"....

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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