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PHP - a team member leaves

I read that Jani Taskinen, one of (quite a number) of lead developers on the PHP project, has quit after six years. Much PHP development takes place in Israel, and Jani - who has been a UN peacekeeper and who has friends in the Middle East conflicts, concluded that he could not continue to work with a project with close Israeli connections.

Very sad. I respect his decision and wish him well for the future. But I don't see it having a great effect on PHP's future; gaps will be filled, and the language will go on strong. And most of us users are working very well and happily with the current releases, which are excellent; the need for new bells and whistles and development is a medium to long term one and rarely will a couple of months delay / hiccough be dramatic. No doubt the changes will have a big impact on Jani's life. "Not a great career move" said a commenter elsewhere and that's probably so, but he should be happy in who he works with and what he does, and the move may well bring a new career and a new happiness for him. I certainly hope so.

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(written 2006-08-04)

 
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