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From Michael Herndon <>
Subject Re: Adding Myself as Mentor to the Incubator Proposal
Date Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:30:14 GMT
Welcome =)

- Michael

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 8:50 AM, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm in the process of signing up as mentor on the Incubator wiki and
> thought I'd better introduce myself since I don't expect anybody around
> here to know me.
> Like many people I came to the ASF to scratch a few itches I encountered
> with an existing project I used at work.  In my case it was JServ in
> around 1998 but I mainly remained a pure user with the occasional bug
> report back then.  But I gradually became more involved over time.  In
> 2000 I was voted in as a committer to Ant and later the year as a member
> of the ASF.
> Today I still am an active committer to Ant, the PMC chairman of Gump
> and involved in a few smaller parts of Commons and the remainings of
> Jakarta.  A few years ago I mentored Apache Ivy through incubation so I
> already wear my Incubator scars.
> During work hours the .NET platform has become my main development
> target since 2005.  Even though all the ASF projects I'm involved in are
> Java projects I'm very familiar with C# and the platform in general.
> Early last year I coded up a prototype for a customer project (that
> never took off) using Lucene.NET and recall how "wrong" it felt so I
> fully understand and appreciate the need for an idiomatic API.
> It's my goal to keep out of any technical decisions, that's really up to
> the committers to decide.  I may find time to participate in the
> discussions and even provide a patch or two but won't promise anything.
> I hope I can contribute a small part to a successful reboot of the
> project.  Let's enjoy the ride.
> Stefan
> --

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