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From Martijn v Groningen <>
Subject Re: Welcome Alan Woodward as Lucene/Solr committer
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:24:56 GMT
Welcome Alan!

On 17 October 2012 10:04, Alan Woodward
<> wrote:
> Thanks Robert.
> I'm a developer based in Cambridge, UK, and have been working on search engines for 10
years or so.  Up until a couple of years ago I was mainly using closed-source implementations,
and discovering lucene/solr was a breath of fresh air (you can see the code!  you can fix
bugs yourself!).  After failing to convince my employer to switch to open source, I decided
to set out on my own, and now work as a consultant specialising in search and monitoring software.
> I divide my time between being coding and looking after my two daughters, and occasionally
am allowed out to the pub.
> Thanks for voting me on to the team - it's an honour and a privilege, and I look forward
to contributing as best I can.
> Alan
> On 17 Oct 2012, at 06:36, Robert Muir wrote:
>> I'm pleased to announce that the Lucene PMC has voted Alan as a
>> Lucene/Solr committer.
>> Alan has been contributing patches on various tricky stuff: positions
>> iterators, span queries, highlighters, codecs, and so on.
>> Alan: its tradition that you introduce yourself with your background.
>> I think your account is fully working and you should be able to add
>> yourself to the who we are page on the website as well.
>> Congratulations!
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Met vriendelijke groet,

Martijn van Groningen

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