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Friday, July 28, 2006

Lead PHP Developer Jani Taskinen Quits

Jani Taskinen, one of the lead developers of the Zend Engine (the engine that powers PHP), as well as a lead developer for the thread safety system and other core components of the PHP project, has quit in a relatively cryptic message to the php-internals mailing list. Jani has been involved with PHP for about 6 years and his loss will undoubtedly be a big blow for the PHP project.

The text of that email message is here: "Thank you all for the last 6 years or so. It has been fun (sometimes)
and many times not so much fun. Unfortunately I have had enough and
I don't want to be associated with this project anymore.

I'm sure most people (the ones who matter) can understand why.
If someone doesn't, I could not care less. Take care.

Please do not reply to this email."

I don't know if this is real or not but Digg has a comment that might show the reason


supermike said...

Man, that sucks. I *LOOOOOVE* PHP. While another team at my company struggles daily with Webspeed and Progress, and another team fights with J2EE and Oracle, I laugh and mosey right along with PHP and PostgreSQL. Ha ha!

SQL said...

Check this out

That might be the reason

Anonymous said...

Let me guess you work for dow jones....

SQL said...

Or Bloomberg or Merril Lynch

All within 5 square miles

SQL said...

BTW just because I live in Princeton doesn't mean I work in Princeton