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Alan Cox Exits Intel, Linux Development 214

Posted by timothy
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judgecorp writes "Linux kernel developer Alan Cox has left Intel and Linux development after slamming the Fedora 18 distribution. He made the announcement on Google+ and promised that he had not fallen out with Linus Torvalds, and would finish up all outstanding work." Also at Live Mint, which calls Cox's resignation notice a "welcome change from the sterility, plain dishonesty of CEO departure statements." Cox says in that statement that he's leaving "for a bit," and "I may be back at some point in the future - who knows."
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Alan Cox Exits Intel, Linux Development

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  • Re:Family Reasons (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 24, 2013 @10:04AM (#42679703)

    No in the UK 'family reasons' usually means 'The torrid affair I;ve been having with my secretary has been found out and plastered all over the red tops'. Hence 'I need to spend more time with my family'.

  • He's done it before (Score:5, Informative)

    by Viol8 (599362) on Thursday January 24, 2013 @10:06AM (#42679715)

    Went off for a few years to learn Welsh and commune with sheep or something. But he came back then and he'll come back again. You can't keep a hacker (in the old sense of the word) like Cox away from a compiler for long!

  • Re:Happens (Score:5, Informative)

    by Flammon (4726) on Thursday January 24, 2013 @10:45AM (#42680021) Homepage Journal
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 24, 2013 @11:00AM (#42680131)

    No he didn't quit - he just stepped down as TTY layer maintainer. Not his fault that shlashbots are too stupid to understand this.

  • by Barryke (772876) on Thursday January 24, 2013 @12:26PM (#42680759) Homepage

    There is a followup post:

    Dear Slashdot, switching one system that run Ubuntu in a VM to Fedora into running Ubuntu does not constitute 'switching to Ubuntu'. I've been running Unbuntu for some jobs (like building Android images) for ages 8). In fact I run several distros (Fedora still included)

    And for that matter my goldfish boot/stress test image is a hacked Debian fs image...

    I hope slashdot gets better at journalism, because right now they stink almost as bad as us, users. We are either busy building funny replies to trolls or trying to craft an informative post, they the editors keep on posting submitted trolls or historic redirect links filled with ads.

    Since its so short, here is TCFP (the complete f' post) as well:

    I'm leaving the Linux world and Intel for a bit for family reasons. I'm aware that "family reasons" is usually management speak for "I think the boss is an asshole" but I'd like to assure everyone that while I frequently think Linus is an asshole (and therefore very good as kernel dictator) I am departing quite genuinely for family reasons and not because I've fallen out with Linus or Intel or anyone else. Far from it I've had great fun working there.

    Most of the people who should know more do, I know I've missed a few.

    I may be back at some point in the future - who knows. In the mean time if you'd like my job (or indeed one of a range of others) we're hiring 8)

    Alan
    [oh and +Greg Kroah-Hartman I will be tidying up the goldfish remaining work rather than just doing a runner on you]
    --
    "There is no certainty only opportunity"

  • by miknix (1047580) on Thursday January 24, 2013 @01:14PM (#42681207) Homepage

    yes it is, it is written all over his g+ post:

    I'm leaving the Linux world and Intel for a bit for family reasons. I'm aware that "family reasons" is usually management speak for "I think the boss is an asshole" but I'd like to assure everyone that while I frequently think Linus is an asshole (and therefore very good as kernel dictator) I am departing quite genuinely for family reasons

    was the family reasons left out from TFA on purpose or what?

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