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I found out today that Dion Gillard is having some rather serious medical problems. I’ve thought quite often lately about the aging of the population of the Apache Software Foundation. We’re not 21 any more, although there’s a steady supply of new participants that arrive for the party every day.

Dion has been around since almost the beginning, having been part of the Jakarta project since it started. I’ve only met him a few times, although I’m sure we’ve attended the same conferences for years.

Dion, our prayers are with you as you struggle against this. As you said, positive attitude is everything, and, hey, you helped make Jakarta happen, so you’re practically guaranteed to succeed! 🙂