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[Orgmode] Re: Bastien is going to become the maintainer of Org mode in J

From: Detlef Steuer
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Bastien is going to become the maintainer of Org mode in January
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:10:06 +0100

I'm using computers since, well, forever. 
I can remember just two moments when I really got completely exited over 
some piece of software.  

First, some times in the nineties, yes, deep in last century, when I
found out about R, and then again only few years back, about orgmode.

Such a cool piece of code! My first todo manager I used for more than 4
weeks. That says it all.

Thank you very, very much, Carsten!

And of course: The king is dead, long live the king!
All the good luck to you, Bastien!


On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:51:02 +0100
Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> wrote:

> Dear all,
> after 7 years of responsibility for Org-mode, it is time for
> me to let go and step down as the maintainer of Org-mode.
> This has not been an easy decision to make.  Org-mode has
> been a very important part of my life during these years
> and given me as much energy as it has taken.  I am proud of
> this creation and extremely grateful for the opportunity
> to work with the absolutely outstanding community around
> it.  But the day-to-day responsibilities have worn me down,
> and I need to step back, move on, and focus on other things.
> I am very excited that I have found Bastien Guerry willing
> to take over.  Bastien has been involved with this project
> almost from the beginning and I believe he knows more
> about both the spirit and the technicalities of Org-mode
> than anybody else.  I am sure he will do an excellent job.
> There is a core of very knowledgeable and great people who
> carry the project together.  I hope very much that everyone
> will be helping out Bastien just like you have all helped
> me - then this will be a very smooth transition.
> As a formal date for the transition we have picked January 1st
> 2011.  Until then, I will spend time to clean up where I can,
> and to document the maintainer tasks in the new README_maintainer
> file in the git repo.  On January 1st I will also switch the
> "Donate" button on the web page to point to an account owned
> by Bastien, to help him offset any costs involved with his
> contribution of time and money (like the web server that he
> has been sponsoring so far).  If you always wanted to throw
> a donation in my direction but have not found the right
> moment to do so - this is still possible until the end of
> December.
> I am not going to disappear from the project.  I will still
> be on the mailing list, answering questions when I can, and
> contribute code and fixes when I find time to do so.  Maybe,
> with the daily tasks taken off my hands, I will even be able
> to write bigger chunks of code.  But all of this will be on
> a much less regular basis than the daily flush of emails I
> am sending out now.
> I hope very much that you will all continue to enjoy a life
> in plain text :)
> With kind regards
> - Carsten
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