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November 22, 2021 17:23 nikita.ppv@gmail.com (Nikita Popov)
Hi internals!

I have two bits of news. The first is that I'm changing jobs at the end of
the month, and won't be working on PHP in a professional capacity anymore.
I'll still be around, but will have much less time to invest in PHP
development. I'd like to thank JetBrains for sponsoring my work on PHP for
the last three years -- I think we've managed to accomplish quite a lot.

The second one is that the long-discussed idea of a PHP Foundation is
finally becoming a reality! For the full details, please see the
announcement: https://jb.gg/phpfoundation

The initial purpose of the PHP Foundation is to support the development of
PHP by contracting developers to work on php-src either part-time or
full-time. If that sounds interesting to you, be sure to apply!

The foundation does not have any decision-making power on language changes:
these remain within the sole purview of the internals mailing list and the
RFC process. The fact that some work has been funded by the foundation does
not imply that it will be accepted into PHP.

The setup of the foundation was admittedly a bit of a rush job, with the
focus being on securing initial funding and making it available as soon as
possible. For this reason the foundation only has a temporary
administration that will need to figure out necessary bylaws for long-term
operation.

A big thanks goes to Roman Pronskiy from JetBrains for organizing this
effort, as well our initial sponsors and everyone who provided early
feedback.

Regards,
Nikita
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November 22, 2021 17:59 ayesh@php.watch (Ayesh Karunaratne)
Hi Nikita,
Thank you so much for what you have done for PHP, the language and the
community we all are in. I can't muster enough words to say how
grateful I am to you for all the changes we have in PHP all these
years. From every commit I see from you, to every podcast I listen to,
from every PR review, and all other interactions, you have absolutely
amazing and a gift. We all have been inspired and gifted by your
contributions to PHP, and the massive positive impact they made on all
of our lives.

I wish you all the best on your new path, and hope that we get to see
you often when the time permits.

Love,
All of us at PHP Community.


On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 10:53 PM Nikita Popov ppv@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi internals! > > I have two bits of news. The first is that I'm changing jobs at the end of > the month, and won't be working on PHP in a professional capacity anymore. > I'll still be around, but will have much less time to invest in PHP > development. I'd like to thank JetBrains for sponsoring my work on PHP for > the last three years -- I think we've managed to accomplish quite a lot. > > The second one is that the long-discussed idea of a PHP Foundation is > finally becoming a reality! For the full details, please see the > announcement: https://jb.gg/phpfoundation > > The initial purpose of the PHP Foundation is to support the development of > PHP by contracting developers to work on php-src either part-time or > full-time. If that sounds interesting to you, be sure to apply! > > The foundation does not have any decision-making power on language changes: > these remain within the sole purview of the internals mailing list and the > RFC process. The fact that some work has been funded by the foundation does > not imply that it will be accepted into PHP. > > The setup of the foundation was admittedly a bit of a rush job, with the > focus being on securing initial funding and making it available as soon as > possible. For this reason the foundation only has a temporary > administration that will need to figure out necessary bylaws for long-term > operation. > > A big thanks goes to Roman Pronskiy from JetBrains for organizing this > effort, as well our initial sponsors and everyone who provided early > feedback. > > Regards, > Nikita
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November 23, 2021 14:43 rowan.collins@gmail.com (Rowan Tommins)
On 22/11/2021 17:23, Nikita Popov wrote:
> I have two bits of news. The first is that I'm changing jobs at the end of > the month, and won't be working on PHP in a professional capacity anymore. > I'll still be around, but will have much less time to invest in PHP > development. I'd like to thank JetBrains for sponsoring my work on PHP for > the last three years -- I think we've managed to accomplish quite a lot. > > The second one is that the long-discussed idea of a PHP Foundation is > finally becoming a reality! For the full details, please see the > announcement:https://jb.gg/phpfoundation
So long, and thanks for all the elephpants! A huge thank you for everything you've managed to achieve in the last few years, and best of luck in your new role. I hope we can tempt you to hang around and keep contributing your wisdom now and then. I'm also excited to see the new chapter this Foundation will fund, and who will step up to the challenge of driving the language ever onwards. Oh, and Happy Birthday! :) Cheers, -- Rowan Tommins [IMSoP]