Arbitrator Paul August resigned from the Arbitration Committee on Thursday, August 21. His term was scheduled to end in December 2009. Paul has indicated that he will continue to edit Wikipedia, however: "One final self-quote: For me, contributing to Wikipedia is a noble act. Knowledge is power. We can all feel justifiably proud that the words we are helping to write, will help to empower untold millions of people, all over the world. This is why I contribute to this project, and why I will continue to do so -- my dedication to this noble endeavor remains undiminished. I'm very much looking forward to the pleasures of being a simple editor again, to once more experience the joy and satisfaction of writing the encyclopedia."