As you have probably read by now, this morning Bjorn announced his resignation from the Eclipse Foundation. I know I speak for everyone here at the Foundation and in the broader community that we wish him well wherever his path may take him.
Bjorn has made enormous contributions to the Eclipse community. Our development processes and lifecycle reflect his contributor-first philosophy. EclipseCon and Eclipse Summit Europe operate flawlessly and are world-class developer conferences. He built and led a great team (Anne, Karl, Gabe) in Portland. And those are but a few highlights of what he has accomplished while part of the EMO.
On a personal note, I have to thank Bjorn for all of his support over the past five years. I believe it is true to say that without him I wouldn’t be in this job. For that I am forever grateful.
Bjorn is one of those restless geniuses that never stops challenging your assumptions and forcing you to do better than you thought you could. He will be missed here at the Eclipse Foundation. Hopefully he will land a role somewhere within the Eclipse ecosystem so that his contributions to all of us can continue.
Looking forward, Wayne Beaton is going to move over to the Committer Community role and lead Anne and Gabe’s activities in support of our project and committer community. He will still be involved in evangelizing Eclipse, but now with a tighter tie into the projects.
Best wishes Bjorn.