This has been a really hard decision for me to make, after all, HornetQ is my baby, and I've invested a lot of mental as well as emotional effort in getting it to where it is today.
The last four years have been really tough. Creating a world class messaging system with a tiny team is a formidable job. But getting this far has taken it's toll on me, and I need to step aside and take a rest for a while.
So what am I going to do next? Not really sure yet, but I'll be taking it easy on sabbatical from Red Hat until the beginning of next year when things should be more clear.
Where does HornetQ go from here? The future is bright for HornetQ. It's the default messaging provider in JBoss AS 6 and 7, and will shortly be available supported in JBoss EAP.
I truly believe HornetQ has the potential to be the world's #1 messaging system. We already know it has the best performance, and now we're rounding off the last few features so we can really position ourselves as a true enterprise class messaging system to go against, and win against any system in the market.
The future is bright :)
This brings me to....
I'd also like to announce that Clebert Suconic will be taking over my role as HornetQ project lead :)
Clebert is a nice guy and a talented engineer and knows HornetQ back to front having worked on it from the beginning. HornetQ can't be in better hands than Clebert's.
So, I bid you farewell, and happy messaging!