Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Retiring from the Core Team

Those of you in the PostgreSQL community will have noticed that I haven't been very active for the past year.  My new work on Linux containers and Kubernetes has been even more absorbing than I anticipated, and I just haven't had a lot of time for PostgreSQL work.

For that reason, as of today, I am stepping down from the PostgreSQL Core Team.

I joined the PostgreSQL Core Team in 2003.  I decided to take on project advocacy, with the goal of making PostgreSQL one of the top three databases in the world.  Thanks to the many contributions by both advocacy volunteers and developers -- as well as the efforts by companies like EnterpriseDB and Heroku -- we've achieved that goal.  Along the way, we proved that community ownership of an OSS project can compete with, and ultimately outlast, venture-funded startups.

Now we need new leadership who can take PostgreSQL to the next phase of world domination.  So I am joining Vadim, Jan, Thomas, and Marc in clearing the way for others.

I'll still be around and still contributing to PostgreSQL in various ways, mostly around running the database in container clouds.  It'll take a while for me to hand off all of my PR responsibilities for the project (assuming that I ever hand all of them off).

It's been a long, fun ride, and I'm proud of the PostgreSQL we have today: both the database, and the community.  Thank you for sharing it with me.

25 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for your great effort and hard work for a decade (or more) for PostgreSQL. I really enjoyed working with you. We definitely will miss you, but I wish we will be able to work together (again) in the near future. :D

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  2. Tank you very mich für all your code Adresse non-code contributions!

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  3. Thank you for all the work you did inside the core team and outside for our community ! I really hope to meet you anywhere soon.

    jpa

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  4. Josh, thank you very much for your work and your efforts, and most notably the passion and inspiration you provided to others.

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  5. Thank you very much for your support to PostgreSQL, and wishing you good luck for your future work.

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  6. Thank you Josh and best of wishes on your new endeavors.

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  7. Thanks Josh for all the PostgreSQL mentorship for more than a decade that I know you in the PostgreSQL Community world.

    Hope to continue to see you in the Kubernetes/Linux Container world!! :-)

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  8. Thank you Josh and good luck!!!

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  9. Thanks Josh! Appreciate all your work.

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  10. You'll be sorely missed, Josh! Thanks for everything you've done for the community.

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  11. Thank you, Josh. Hope you don't stop to write and talk about PostgreSQL. You are one of the best speakers and writers we have!

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  12. thanks Josh for all you've done for Postgres and community so far. I'm sure you will be around to encourage many postgres enthusiasts.

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  13. Muchas Gracias Josh, es muy valoso el aporte tanto en desarrollo como en la evagelizacion

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  14. Thanks for all your hard work Josh, the community and the SFPUG has definitely felt your advocacy.

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  15. Just an amazing effort Josh. We owe you.

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  16. Keep it up in Kubernetes world, Josh and all the best! PostgreSQL is the best relational DB out there, bar none.

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