> I've broke my collarbone twice now while mountain biking
Oh boy! Get well soon!
Leo Ufimtsev <Leonidas@xxxxxxxxxx> To:
mailing list of the Eclipse project." <eclipse-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx> Date:
19.07.2017 08:32 Subject:
Goodbye, and all the best Sent by:
Thank you very much for all your contributions and attention
to detail in your patch reviews.
I hope you healed up well after that Mountain bike crash.
(I've broke my collarbone twice now while mountain biking also..).
With heavy heart, I herewith announce that I will be giving up my current active roles in the Eclipse project, and that I've resigned from my job
at IBM. My last day at work is tomorrow 2017-07-18.
Eclipse was my first "baby", and it has been an honor for me
to work on this great initiative for 15 years. It will always have a special place
in my heart.
As a software engineer working on an influential open source project, my goal was always to improve existing stuff and create new tools to make
the life of others (and myself) easier. In the past few years, with IBM's resource cuts and withdrawal from critical components such as Platform
UI, and no other company stepping in with qualified developers, I had to spend more and more time fixing things that had no reason for getting broken. The increasing shortage of competent committers attracted new contributors, and too many of those got elected into a committer (and even PMC) role despite their lack of professionalism. The abundant lack of quality now poses an increasing threat to the whole project.
My frustration with this situation has increased to a level I could not bear any longer. Reducing my workload to 80% didn't help much, and since
I don't want to run into a burn-out, I've decided to end my misery and say goodbye. I'll now take a longer break and then look for a new position that better suits my personality and skills.
BTW: My recent silence was not due to the project situation, but due to
a severe mountain bike accident. I broke quite a few bones and will still take a while to fully recover, but it looks like I'll get away without
any permanent damages.
I'll keep my earned commit rights for now, but don't expect much activity from my side in the next few months. Noopur Gupta will fully take over
the lead for JDT UI. Component leads, please reserve some more time for quality control in your component. You can't count on my repo-watching services any more.
I wish you all the best, and I hope my negative view won't detract those remaining committers / contributors who know the difference between hacking a private script, and shipping and maintaining a successful product and platform.
Many thanks to all the great minds I had the pleasure to meet and work with.