Good bye, Sun/Oracle
I started working for Sun Microsystems since Janurary 2001, when I first came to the US. During these years I was able to work on many different projects, such as MSV, JAXB, JAX-WS, Metro, GlassFish v3, and Hudson, to name a few, with many great people. It was all quite an enjoyable journey. I won't list all those names one by one here, for it will be too long, but if you are one of them, I think you know that I'm talking about you. As my colleague Abhijit said once, a large part of enjoying your work is the people you work with.
So with a bit of sadness and a lot of excitements, I announce that today is my last day at Oracle.
Where am I heading next? I'm actually starting my own company to take Hudson to the next stage. This has always been in the back of my mind, and I'm very excited that I'm finally doing it. Stay tuned for more details, in a week or so. But in the mean time, if you'd like get any custom development/support done on Hudson, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can start having a conversation.
Even though I leave Oracle, I'll continue to lead the Hudson project. I'll be working with Oracle to transfer the infrastructure services to their IT operations team. There might be some out-of-schedule releases, service disruptions, and other inconveniences during this period, but hopefully things will be back in order relatively quickly.
And finally, big thank you to everyone in the Hudson community, and in a broader java.net community. I wouldn't be here without you guys, and I feel very proud that I'm a part of it. Thanks for your patronage to my projects, and I hope our relationship will continue.