I have been editor in chief of the PHP Magazin since 5 years now (it was the world’s first print publication dedicated only to PHP) and co-organised the world’s first PHP Kongress back in 2000. Germany, as one of the world’s largest PHP communities and in Europe one of those countries that seems to like OpenSource very much, pioneered the PHP market very early. I can remember of mailing list postings from employees of very large companies back in 1998 on the German PHP mailing list that told they were using PHP in large projects.
I would like to thank all the readers, all the authors and especially all those people that were very active back in 1998-2001 (Ulf, Georg, Hartmut, Kris, Sebastian Bergmann, Sebastian Nohn, Ralf Geschke, Thomas Weinert and many many countless others) and contributed with their specific work in that time to the PHP Community and the PHP project itself. As Sebastian, I have fond memories of that time (do you remember the Internet World 2001 meeting at a chinese restaurant? *yummie* :-) ) and don’t want to miss it.