The search for continuous Nepomuk sponsorship has been going on a while now, the fundraiser I ran to help me with that was very successful. I can not thank everyone involved enough. Sadly I was not that successful in securing the funding. This essentially means that I will not continue to work on Nepomuk as my day-to-day job.
While I am sad about that I am also very excited about the new direction my work life is taking. As of mid February I am working for OpenLInk Software – the very smart company behind Virtuoso, the very core of Nepomuk itself.
I will not go into the details of what I will be doing at OpenLink just yet except that it is not working on Virtuoso itself and that structured data is still the topic. There will be much more on this later.
Now what does that mean for Nepomuk? Besides the fact that Nepomuk has some other great developers who will hopefully keep up their good work, I will stay as the maintainer of the core components – at least for the time being. At this point I am unable to say how much I will be involved in Nepomuk in the next years. But seeing that the project means a lot to me I am sure that I will manage to find some time every now and then.
So, this is not really a goodbye. But something like it…