Sunday, December 18, 2005

Welcome to the ASF

So there are a lot of things from last week's ApacheCon that I'm sorry I missed, but ironically, the thing I really wish I was there for actually happened while I was sitting in the airport waiting to fly back to San Jose.

You see, at the ASF Members meeting I (along with a bunch of other people, whose names will become public once they've all been notified) was voted in as a member of the Apache Software Foundation.

This is a really big deal for me. I've been hanging around the ASF for years, helping out where I can, because I think the ASF does good work and that it plays a hugely important role in the software world, providing a place people can develop high quality tools that can be used by both open source and proprietary projects everywhere.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who voted me in, and that I'm looking forward to becoming more involved in the day to day operation of the ASF.