It's Christmas day and I know many of you will be busy opening presents, eating lunch or just sleeping off the night before! But I did want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and best wishes for 2013. It's been a great year for JBoss/Red Hat, what with the release of EAP 6, 3 JUDCons, a couple of acquisitions and a partridge in a pear tree! All of those things (with the one obvious exception!) in conjunction with EAP+OpenShift, our mobile work around AeroGear, a larger than ever JBossWorld/Summit, our continued invasion of JavaOne, hiring some of the key JRuby developers, and much much more go to show that not only do we have our mojo back but that we are breaking down some of those old perceptions that the JBoss brand is only associated with the application server. Our communities have grown, with the addition of new projects such as CapeDwarf, and others have just continued their expansion, like Arquillian. But at the heart of all of this success is one common component: you, our community. I cannot over state how important our communities are to me personally, but also to JBoss and Red Hat. You help to ground us in the realities of what users want now and in the future, shaping middleware not just in the Java space but across many other languages. Whether you provide code to a project, provide feedback, give use cases, or somehow give some other kind of input, you are members of the JBoss family. And for that, I thank you! Here's to 2013!
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