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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Announcing my changing job status

thank you for your support and the the great job you did (and do) as EP releng!

Kind regards,

Am 10.08.2016 um 23:22 schrieb David M Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx>:

Some of you may have noticed from reading other lists that I have resigned two Project Lead positions and announced I would no longer be working for IBM after 8/16.  While many committers at Eclipse change jobs, employers, or retire, most do not make a public announcement about it -- after all, it does not affect one's status as a committer.  But, I thought I should say something to this list since
a. I won't be able to do near as much work I have been doing while employed by IBM,
b. my departure will impact several projects
c. but I will not stop doing software engineering and,  
d. most importantly, I will NOT be ending my involvement in the Simultaneous Release -- well, at least, not immediately.

The Eclipse Foundation and I have agreed I will work (part-time) under contract to them through December to be sure Neon (.1 and .2) and Oxygen M4 are all released with minimal churn. Also, there are some things to simplify, document, and put in place in CBI -- all so that my successor(s) can take over more smoothly. [BTW, Mike and the Planning Council have known this was coming for several months ... but I asked them not to mention it publically until I did, and it has taken me that long to write a note this short. :) ]

As for some of my other roles:
My role in Eclipse Platform Releng is transitioning gracefully to Sravan Lakkimsetti. (Thanks, Sravan!)
My role in Orbit is transitioning gracefully to Roland Grunberg (Thanks, Roland!)

I do not know what projects I will work on in the future. But, I do know that my immediate plans (other than a little more Sim. Release work) are to rest, play, and contemplate the state of the universe -- at least for several months -- before making any long term decisions.  I'd love to stay involved in Eclipse if things happened to work out that way, but, there are a lot of open source projects out there in the world (and related opportunities), and I have never had time to look at them nearly as much as I would like to.  I am grateful to have been able to work full time "in Eclipse" since 2004 when WTP started. And while I am not exactly saying "goodbye," I will miss working as closely and intensely as I have been with many of you and other individuals and teams in Eclipse.

If anyone needs to contact me (outside the dev lists or bugzilla) --  especially after 8/16 -- best for now to use my personal email, which is daddavidw@xxxxxxxxx.

Thanks for reading,

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Viele Grüße,
Dennis Hübner

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