[PVFS2-users] Important PVFS2 Developer Announcement
neillm at mcs.anl.gov
neillm at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Dec 7 15:47:54 EST 2004
In January, I will have been involved with the PVFS2 project for
exactly two years. This letter is to inform you that recently, I have
decided to pursue other areas of research interest and will be joining
a previous employer working with Grid-related technologies.
During my time with the project, I've worked hard to help bring PVFS2
to where it is today. Thanks to our development team and you (our
wonderful users and collaborators), we've managed to implement a real
feature set and have a high quality parallel file system. I'm very
proud of where the project currently stands, and I'm positive it will
continue to improve in the future.
That said, I wanted to mention a few things that might affect some of
you as of my ending date on Friday, January 7:
1) While this e-mail address will remain active, please do not send me
mail personally for resolving PVFS2 questions any longer. We have
very helpful project mailing lists, and responses will be more
likely to happen there, as I can no longer guarantee support in the
2) I will remain on the mailing lists for some time while getting
acclimated to my new position, but responses of course are no
3) Future PVFS2 releases will be handled by other team members, and I
would expect general release formats to change (i.e. don't be
alarmed if they do; it's natural!).
4) I will generally no longer be on the IRC channels for assistance,
although of course, there are still many other team members and
users that are available for assistance there.
5) I will voluntarily be giving up my CVS commit privileges, as I will
no longer be writing core project code. At that time I'll move my
name from the active maintainers in the AUTHORS file to another
section. If there's a reason I need to write support code after
that time, it will be up to the core team to decide if it should be
integrated or not.
Finally, *Thanks* to everyone who assisted and helped make my
involvement with the project a lot of fun! It's been a pleasure
meeting the few of you that I have in person, and a delight working
with all of you. If you'd like to contact me for any reason, feel
free to use this e-mail address to keep in touch.
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