Like others (not that my timing or reasons correlate in any way with others), I've decided to move on and look for other opportunities outside Sun/Oracle. Working on NetBeans has been a great adventure of the last 10 years, I've enjoyed every minute of it. I wish my former coworkers all the best. I will surely remember NetBeans as one of the highlights of my career.
I've accepted a position at Sonatype, the Maven company. If you want anything Maven, it's us :) I will be working on m2eclipse and other Apache Maven related products. So I will still be around in a way, working for the good of Maven ecosystem, even when not working the NetBeans Maven integration (in any foreseeable future at least).
If you happen to be a Sonatype customer already (eg. by purchasing Nexus Pro) or are planning to become one and are using NetBeans in your team for developing Maven based applications, let me know. Either via Twitter or email.
This blog will probably not get update very often in the future. *If* I start blogging about my new work, it will most likely be at Sonatype..