Celebrating 20 years of community-led development "The Apache Way"
On September 30th, 2016 Apache Tiles former PMC chair Gregory David (Greg) Reddin passed away. Greg joined the Struts team in October 2005 and started working on Tiles and, in particular, on the hard work of refactoring and extraction of Tiles from Struts.
Thanks to Greg's efforts, the Tiles top level project has been established in January 2007 with Greg becoming the obvious PMC chair.
Now Greg's idea of "Standalone Tiles" is widely used and accepted worldwide and supported by third party software like Spring. His work and his vision is still present in the foundation of the code and his contribution is invaluable. We, as Apache Tiles community, express our condolences to the wife and children. Be proud of him as we are thankful for his work.
The Apache Tiles team
What people had to say about Greg ...
"I've met Greg in 2006 when he was working on the extraction of Tiles from Struts. A patch after the other, he let me jump on board for the The Great Rework of Tiles. Greg started it and made the major work, while I and David DeWolf were working on improving some aspects. Greg gave me several lessons of good programming as I was only a junior developer at the time. When Tiles became a TLP, Greg became a great PMC chair. Although he was no more involved in the active development of Tiles, Greg was always taking care of the evolution of the project and he was always kind to me and to users of Tiles who wrote in the mailing list. I will miss you a lot, Greg."
Antonio Petrelli - emeritus Tiles PMC member
"Greg also served as a mentor for Apache Flex helping us learn how to operate as an Apache project and even stayed around after we became a full-fledged project to offer advice. I never met Greg in person, but I am thankful for the opportunity to have learned from him."
Alex Harui - Flex PMC Chair
"I didn't know Greg very well, but indeed he was the Chair of the project when I joined and always the guy who bent over backwards to help us should we merely ask. He will be missed. Sincere condolences go to his wife, children and family."
Nicolas Le Bas - Tiles PMC member