Friday, 9 December 2011

And one man in his time plays many parts

Perhaps the immortal bard was making a more noble and deep reference to the stages of ones life but I feel no compunction lifting the line for my purpose.

And it is about changes in my own life I wish to speak. I have been employed by Simtec for more than a decade now. There have been great changes in the embedded electronics industry in that time, especially for those using open source software.

A decade ago we were considered cutting edge and strange for advocating and using NetBSD and Linux, especially for our committing of our changes back upstream, today that is considered normal behaviour.

Alas the last couple of years have shown that Simtec is not the best place for me to continue, so I have decided to move on to pastures new. From the new year I will be working with a great bunch of people at Collabora.

This should not have any great detrimental impact on my open source activities but as with any big life change, it may take a while to settle down and I apologize in advance if I am not as responsive as usual.