Sunday, May 10, 2009

Moving on

Back in February, I had announced that I was taking an absence from the FreeDOS Project to focus on an MOT program, effective in May. I've been transferring my roles in FreeDOS (webmaster, SourceForge admin, ibiblio admin, etc.)

May is finally here. I'm going to unsubscribe from the mailing lists, and officially take my leave from FreeDOS. It's been a long transition, but I think it's been a smooth one. With the support structure we have in place now, I think FreeDOS will do just fine without me running things. For example, Rugxulo has been regularly posting news updates to the web site, and others have been updating ibiblio.

Any emails that are sent directly to me will be forwarded to one of the other admins. I'll probably still post items to my blog, but I'm now out of the day-to-day running of the FreeDOS Project.

I've worked on FreeDOS since that day in 1994 when I posted a note to the comp.os.msdos.apps newsgroup to announce a new, free version of DOS. Since that time, we've seen FreeDOS "grow up", marking our official "1.0" release in 2006. Today, FreeDOS is used all around the world, in a variety of industries. Embedded systems have found FreeDOS to be useful, and classic gamers are able to run their old DOS games on PC hardware. I look forward to what FreeDOS 1.1 (and an eventual FreeDOS 2.0) will bring.

It's been great. Thanks to everyone!

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