"As most folks are probably now well aware, Junio has been offline for about 11 days and may still be offline for a little while more," Shawn Pearce explained regarding git maintainer Junio Hamano's recent absence from Git development. He noted, "I'm not going to get into the specific details as it is Junio's business and not mine. But I can say that my thoughts and prayers to $DEITY are with him and his family at this time, and I don't expect him to be rushing back to git work tomorrow. However I'm quite certain that Junio will return when he can."
Shawn continued on explaining, "I've decided to step up and try to fill Junio's shoes. To that end I am publishing a maint, master, next (and soon) pu branch from a new fork on repo.or.cz" He offered links to his new git development trees, and followed up in another email summarizing recent changes. He noted, "I based my branches on top of the last items published by Junio, and am hoping that he will be open to pulling directly from these before he starts working again. Junio obviously has the option not to pull from me, but if I do my job of interim maintainer well I can probably talk him into it. :)"