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From Paul Benedict <pbened...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Welcome Ralph Goers as the new Apache Logging Chair
Date Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:37:18 GMT
Congrats Ralph!!!


On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 9:36 AM, Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com> wrote:

> Welcome, Ralph!
> On 20 November 2015 at 09:33, Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier@apache.org>
> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I was the chair of the Apache Logging Services project for 3 1/2 years.
>> Thank you, it was a great time. But it is time to move on. I think it is
>> critical for ASF projects to let the Chair role rotate.
>> At Logging Services, we agreed to discuss the role each year at the time
>> of the ASF members meeting. We did that. We will continue to do that (at
>> least that's my hope! :)).
>> The PMC discussed who could fill the role of the Logging Chair, and
>> while we have many great people among us, we unanimously voted for Ralph
>> Goers.
>> Ralph wrote the first versions of what became Log4j 2.0. He wrote large
>> parts of it until a fantastic community grew around the project. Without
>> him and his hard work, we would still be stuck on Log4j 1.x times when
>> things didn't look so bright.
>> Ralph is not only an experienced developer but also a great teammate and
>> knows the Apache way in and out.
>> Now I am very happy to say he accepted our vote, and the ASF Board
>> confirmed him in his role, effective immediately.
>> Welcome, Ralph! All the best for your new role, and may the force be
>> with you!
>> Cheers,
>> Christian
>> PS: if you are confused by the terms PMC, Chair or whatever, I'd like to
>> invite you to read the blog I posted when I became chair:
>> http://www.grobmeier.de/hey-i-became-a-vice-president-07072012.html
>> Or the official docs:
>> http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html
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> Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com>

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