Subject: What a long, strange trip it's been...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 11/18/1998 16:21:53
This has been a long, hard decision to make, but effective December 10th,
1998 (3 years after I was invited to join Core), I will resign my position
on the NetBSD Core Group and The NetBSD Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors.
Without going into too many details, I would like to list the reasons for
(1) First and foremost, I feel as if I am no longer qualified to
serve the NetBSD Project as a manager. My skills are much
more technically oriented, and my enthusiasm for management
activities has been dwindling fast for some time. When I
first joined Core, I was fired up to make some positive
changes (some of which I was even able to make!), but I
don't have the same activist energy anymore.
(2) I no longer want to invest the time required to be a NetBSD
Core Group member. At the moment, I'm simply neglecting
my duties (and then dealing with the subsequent guilt).
(3) I feel I need to make a gesture of good will to some others
involved with the project (you know who you are) whom I have
had some serious (and bitter) disagreements with in the
recent past. I feel that this may be the only way to
demonstrate that good will.
I'd like to say that working on the NetBSD Core Group has taught me a great
many lessons about how the free software world works, and I have had a
chance to work closely with many of you on a number of projects. I have
enjoyed my time on Core, but it's time for me to move on.
I'm by no means leaving the project. I intend to continue contributing
quite actively in technical areas, and plan on keeping my spot as the
system administrator for cvs.netbsd.org.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>