[OpenLayers-Dev] PSC Evolution

bartvde at osgis.nl bartvde at osgis.nl
Fri Apr 23 09:49:28 EDT 2010

Hi Erik,

your contribution to the OpenLayers project has been very valuable, and
it's a shame to see you leave for now.

But I can understand your reasoning.

Thanks again and hope to see you back in the not too far future!

Best regards,

> Dear Dev,
> It has always been our goal to try to maintain a diverse Project Steering
> Committee (PSC), composed of people representing different interests,
> nationalities, skill sets, companies, etc. As a member of the committee, I
> think that what I have brought to the table is some sort of blend of an
> outsider's perspective and a taskmaster's whip. It has worked out pretty
> well and we've all been very successful and had a really good time working
> together to make OpenLayers the project that it is today.
> For the last year or so, though, I've been working at a new job with a
> startup company building software for the hotel industry. As I feared
> would
> be the case when I took the job, I have barely had enough free time to
> comb
> my hair, let alone participate hobby-style in the OpenLayers community.
> I'm still on the lists and read them periodically, but the reality is that
> I
> just don't have the bandwidth to keep up to date with the project
> developments to the degree that is really necessary to be a helpful member
> of the community, let alone a functional member of the PSC.
> When I saw the posts going by for the 2.9 release, it dawned on me how
> very
> disconnected I had gotten from the project, and it occurred to me that it
> might be a good time to step down from the PSC.
> Though my outsider's perspective remains stronger than ever, my utility as
> a
> taskmaster is undeniably marginalized when a full-blown release
> essentially
> happens right under my nose without me noticing it.
> The other thing we've tried to do with the PSC is keep it small and
> manageable. In the interest of the health and vitality of the project, it
> seems like now would be a good time to abdicate my seat on the PSC so that
> someone who has more time and energy might step up and contribute more
> than
> I can right now. My hunch is that a quick scan of list posts and checkins
> could produce a pretty good short list of candidates, but for now, I think
> that's something better dealt with in a separate thread. :-)
> Anyways, "it isn't goodbye it's see you later", so no drama necessary.
> Thanks to everyone for putting up with me and helping me out all these
> years. OpenLayers is a fantastic piece of software and I'm honored to be a
> line or two in its short but sweet (and growing) history.
> Cheers,
> Erik
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