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Stepping back.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 17:07:53 -0500

As some of you may have noticed, I've been decreasingly active in
Subversion development in the last six weeks or so. This is because
I've been busy with some non-profit work, and also busy finalizing the
details of a semi-full-time job that I'll be starting in December.
The job is in open source, of course, but it's not Subversion-related.
After eight years (more or less) of working on Subversion, I'm ready
to do something different.

I won't be disappearing completely: I still plan to drop by to do the
occasional bugfix, to kibbitz, test and sign releases, etc. But it
will be on a limited and strictly volunteer basis now (as it already
is for many Subversion developers). I'll be unsubscribing from
users@, and will only read dev@ partially, as time permits.

You may not know that most of my Subversion work over the past year
and a half has been funded by CollabNet, on a consulting basis.
There's been a lot of exciting activity in Subversion lately (e.g.,
Greg Stein's drive to improve the working copy code), and while this
resurgence wasn't due to anything I did, I'm extremely grateful to
CollabNet for enabling me to participate heavily during this period.
It'll be interesting to see what happens; the future of Subversion
looks bright, and if there's such a thing as a good time for an early
developer to move on, I guess this is it.

Thank you all very much for being such great company! I wouldn't
trade my time with the Subversion project for anything. The fact that
this wonderful group also produces good software is just icing on the

Now, let's get 1.6 branched and into testing... (I just ran some trunk
tests, will post separately about that).


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Received on 2008-11-12 23:08:08 CET

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