Arch Leadership

Hello everyone,

It's been awhile since I poked my head out to say hi, and now that I have, it is with an air of finality.

I plan to step down as leader of Arch Linux and pass the torch. The reason for this is that I do not have the time to devote towards a leadership role in a project the size of Arch Linux, and Arch deserves someone who does. It needs some work, it needs some unification, and it needs someone at the helm who can devote a lot of time to it.

This has been a very successful project, and I'd like to stay in it in some facet, but not as the leader. Arch has met all my hopes and goals from way back in 2001, and I think it's in a ripe position for someone else to extend those goals and to map out a future for the distribution.

I've given it a lot of thought, and based on the state of things, all-round competencies, initiatives, and willingness, I would like to pass this leadership role on to Aaron Griffin, also known as Phrakture on IRC and the forums.

He's a good jack-of-all-trades and has the time necessary for a project such as this. Please join me in welcoming him as our new Arch Overlord. :)

Though I will still be around for discussions and anything else I can do for Arch (within my feeble time constraints), I feel this is the time to say Goodbye, at least as leader. I will still be around as Arch's Number One Cheerleader, but not as its visionary.

To Developers and Community: Thank you so very very much. You've helped build something that has changed my life in many ways and I look back on the years with a fondness and admiration, still a bit incredulous at all the talent that has formed around Arch Linux. We have much to be proud of.

Thank you all for the last 6 years, and cheers to a bright future together.

- Judd