It's with a heavy heart that I submit this farewell entry.
Yesterday, during our regular quarterly review where we gather status reports on all the projects, discuss haus business, review recent proposals, and vote on policy issues, Jon Tirsen suggested that perhaps I haven't been leading the haus with the appropriate amount of vim, vigour and vitality (the v^3 principle, as he put it). The motion was seconded by Aslak and quickly a vote of confidence was taken. Alas, it turned out decidedly Not Well for me. With the head of the haus removed, nominations were collected for a replacement. Long story short, Hani was voted in. While his entry today attempts to blame a job change on the demise of the BileBlog, he fails to mention that the job is that of being Hani the Kind, leader of the neuvo Codehaus.
Part of his proposed policy changes include porting all projects to .NET along with factoring out common bits of the multitude of projects into a new top-level project known as the codehaus commune library, which will be similar to the jakarta-commons effort at the ASF. Part of this effort includes the creation of a Groovy compiler for .NET.
I must say that I was quite dismayed to learn that the animosity between Hani and the ThoughWorks drones was purely a fiction in order to undermine my credibility. Tirsen and Hani apparently have been sharing beers and planning this mutiny for months, now.
In light of these developments, I find that I can no longer consider myself a part of either the Codehaus or the bully-laden open-source movement. I wish you all luck, but I think it's time to hang up my xterm and open a bakery. Look forward to the opening of Bob's Donut Werks in Asheville, North Carolina this summer.