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Everything that has a beginning has an end

Ovi Chris Rouly
Dear Justin,

Thank  you for your work and your time.  You've been a generous friend and
colleague.  Your reasoned approach to problem solving and your gentle touch
with personal issues were (and I'm sure will remain) reassuring to all of
those who will encounter you.

Best wishes,

Chris

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

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Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2015 19:36:06 +0100
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Subject: [Opensim-users] Overte is going away as a formal organization
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Hi folks,

The original reason for setting up Overte was as a legal entity to receive
Contributor License Agreements (CLAs) and to pass on any patent rights
effectively granted through those CLAs.  However, we also hoped that it
could act as an organization for community activity and perhaps receiving
money to pay for development.

In some of these things it has been a success.  In particular it
successfully acted as a focal point for producing the OpenSimulator
conferences in conjunction with Avacon.

However, handling money is a complex issue for all kinds of reasons,
particularly for software developers who hate bureaucracy.  For that reason,
we never went down this path.  Indeed, the organization instead has cost
considerable money because it's not free to register a non-profit company.

For this reason and because the CLAs are going away anyway, Overte will now
cease to be a formal legal entity.  It may continue to exist informally.

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Justin Clark-Casey (justincc)
OSVW Consulting
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http://twitter.com/justincc


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Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2015 19:38:01 +0100
From: Justin Clark-Casey <[hidden email]>
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Subject: [Opensim-users] Everything that has a beginning has an end
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Hi folks,

As some of you may have noticed, my last OpenSimulator commit was in May,
and before that in March.  I have also not
been on the mailing list or responsive to personal e-mails, for which I
apologise.

Unfortunately, for various reasons (some of which I'm still trying to work
out, to be honest) my motivation to work in
this area has gone away.  Perhaps it's just the normal passage of time and
evolving interests - it has been 8 years
after all!

I'm now working in the area of data integration for genetics and synthetic
biology, an even more insanely complex system
and perhaps ultimately frustrating since you can't just go and code an
organism (at least, not yet).  We shall see.

I do hope to keep up with the mailing lists and e-mail to this account, at
least much better than recently.  However,
although I remain a core committer, at least for now, in the immediate
future code commits from me will be extremely
sparse.  I will also probably not be reviewing code changes in general.

I am also resigning with immediate effect as president of Overte, which is
going away as a formal legal organization
anyway (see other e-mails for more details on that).

It's been a wild 8 years and I wouldn't have it any other way.  Huge thanks
to everybody who has supported OpenSimulator
and me personally in that time.  I wish you all the best and I'm sure
OpenSimulator and the Metaverse in general will
have a great future

I made a blog post at [1] those this is pretty much what I said above.

No flowers.

[1]
http://justincc.org/blog/2015/08/09/everything-that-has-a-beginning-has-an-e
nd/

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OSVW Consulting
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