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Re: [eclipse-dev] Stepping down from Eclipse PMC

John,

I have had the privilege of working with you for all of the time you have contributed to Eclipse. Even in the early days you were an accomplished developer with strong insights and technical skills. Since then you have grown to be one of the most highly respected members of our community, and rightfully so. Your contributions have been major, your leadership pivotal, and your positive outlook critical to many of us (including me personally). I sincerely hope you find some way to continue to participate.

Thank you for everything you have done for us.

McQ.

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From: John Arthorne/Ottawa/IBM@IBMCA
To: eclipse-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 2016/01/04 10:12
Subject: [eclipse-dev] Stepping down from Eclipse PMC
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Happy New Year to everyone! The new year is a time for change, and I have some to let you all know about. I am leaving IBM effective tomorrow, January 5th. I am taking on a new opportunity that is not related to Eclipse, so I will not have the time and energy required to continue on the Eclipse project PMC. Therefore I am stepping down from the Eclipse PMC, effective immediately. I will continue on as a committer and help out where I can in my spare time.

It has been a great honour to work on the Eclipse project all these years, believe it or not since 1998 when I worked on the "ElementTree" data structure underlying the Eclipse workspace model. The greatest asset of Eclipse is not any particular technology, but its community of people behind the technology. I have had the privilege to work closely with many of you over the years, learned a lot, and shared many a "frosty beverage" at EclipseCons and other events. You never know what directions Eclipse technology will be going in the future, but I have no doubt I will be running into many of the wonderful people from the Eclipse community in the years ahead.

I realize this is a breaking change to the project leadership structure, and coming close to M5 at that. I have raised a defect to track this change (http://eclip.se/485145) so if you have any comments, concerns, or best wishes please raise them in the bugzilla to avoid spamming the mailing list ;) I have also added contact information in the bug if you want to connect with me in the future!

Regards,
John Arthorne
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