For personal reasons, I had to give up being self employed. Fortunately, I quickly found a new home at the WhereGroup, where I'll be working (apart from other things) on Mapbender.
Besides switching sides from server to client that also means I'll be switching from deegree to Mapbender. That doesn't necessarily mean that I'll never use or develop something for deegree ever again. But it for sure means that I won't make new 100+ commits pull requests any time soon.
Since I'll only be doing minor contributions from now on, it doesn't make any sense for me to remain a member of the TMC, so I'll step back from that position.
I sincerely wish things had worked out differently. With over 40 percent of the commits it almost feels like my third child. I wish you all the best of luck!
See you around (perhaps at the FOSSGIS code sprint in Essen?)!