Alan Cox: Moving on from Red Hat

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Dec 23, 2008 12:26 PM EDT
LXer Linux News; By Sander Marechal ('s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands)
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Linux Kernel developer Alan Cox has announced that he will be departing Red Hat for Intel. In an e-mail to the editors he explained that this move allows him to spend more time with his family and work even closer on the low level stuff that he really likes. Alan has been working on the Linux kernel since the early days in 1991 and has been contracted and employed by red Hat for ten years.

Linux Kernel developer Alan Cox has announced that he will be departing Red Hat for Intel. In an e-mail to the editors he explained that this move allows him to spend more time with his family and work even closer on the low level stuff that he really likes. Alan has been working on the Linux kernel since the early days in 1991 and has been contracted and employed by red Hat for ten years.

Subject: 	Moving on from Red Hat

I will be departing Red Hat mid January having handed in my notice. I'm not going to be spending more time with the family, gardening[1] or other such wonderous things. I'm leaving on good terms and strongly supporting the work Red Hat is doing. I've been at Red Hat for ten years as contractor and employee and now have an opportunity to get even closer to the low level stuff that interests me most. Barring last minute glitches I shall be relocating to Intel (logically at least, physically I'm not going anywhere) and still be working on Linux and free software stuff.

I know some people will wonder what it means for Red Hat engineering. Red Hat has a solid, world class, engineering team and my departure will have no effect on their ability to deliver.

Alan [1] I note that both the family and garden probably think I should

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