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Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] Resigning from the DocBook TC

Hi Norm,
This truly marks the end of an epoch. You have been part of DocBook since its earliest days when it was invented and you were at O'Reilly writing troff macros, I believe. Your consistent vision of DocBook has guided its development into a highly usable and sophisticated tool that can be used by anyone in the world. You should be proud of your accomplishment.

I'm willing to take on the chair if the committee agrees, but only if you remain accessible to help with the transition. TC meetings won't be the same without you.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

On 6/16/2016 6:10 AM, Norman Walsh wrote:

I’m not sure to whom the chair addresses his resignation. Regardless,
with deep regret, I find that I must tender my resignation from the
DocBook Technical Committee. My own, ongoing inability to participate
as fully as I think this group deserves, combined with changing
priorities with my employer have finally taken their toll.

I have been working on DocBook for more than 20 years and I believe I
have been chair of the DocBook TC for more than 15. It’s in my blood.
I will continue to offer all of the support that I can in terms of
tools, hosting, etc. as those are not official TC activities. If the
TC wishes to solicit my input in the future, I will be more than
delighted to offer any advice that I can.

At the meeting next week, you‘ll have to nominate a new chair. I
humbly suggest that you should attempt to persuade Bob to accept the
title. He’s been doing more of the heavy lifting recently than I have
anyway. :-)

I’ll still be around at the same email addresses and the same
conferences. I still care deeply about DocBook and XML markup, so if
there’s anything I can do personally to help out, please don’t
hesitate to ask.

                                        Be seeing you,

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