[OpenLayers-Dev] PSC resignation

Tim Schaub tschaub at opengeo.org
Thu Apr 25 16:14:30 PDT 2013

Thanks for your very significant part in making OpenLayers a success
Schuyler!  Especially in laying such a solid foundation to build on.


On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 10:25 AM, Schuyler Erle <schuyler at nocat.net> wrote:

> Dear friends,
> Recognizing that it has been a very long time since I have been able to
> engage actively in the development or leadership of the OpenLayers project,
> and writing with great regret, I would like to tender my resignation from
> the Project Steering Committee.
> As near as I can tell, the project turns 7 years old next month.
> OpenLayers has been wildly successful, by any standard that can be applied
> to an Open Source project, or, for that matter, any software project. I
> excerpt from http://www.ohloh.net/p/openlayers:
>   In a nutshell, OpenLayers...
>         * ... has had 6,632 commits made by 78 contributors representing
> 118,331 lines of code
>         * ... is mostly written in JavaScript with a well-commented source
> code
>         * ... has a well established, mature codebase maintained by a very
> large development team
>         * ... took an estimated 30 years of effort (COCOMO model) with its
> first commit in May, 2006 and its most recent commit 3 days ago
> That is an impressive accomplishment!
> I cannot tell you how proud I am of the OpenLayers project and our
> community. We have fundamentally changed the nature of interactive
> cartographic maps on the Web. We have made maps more accessible, and more
> flexible, for increasing numbers of people and for an incredible variety of
> use cases. We have driven technological innovation in the domain, and and
> driven others to innovate. I think it is safe to say that millions of
> people have used an OpenLayers map. Our efforts have demonstrably made the
> world a better place.
> On a personal note, I can say that OpenLayers has changed my life for the
> better. I would not be who I am, or where I am today, without the benefit
> of the collaboration that I have enjoyed with you all. I am grateful to
> have had the opportunity, and I look forward for the opportunity to
> collaborate with any of you again. I thank you, from the bottom of my
> heart. I promise I won't be a stranger.
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Tim Schaub
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