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Greg KH Leaves SUSE For Linux Foundation

Unknown Lamer posted about 2 years ago | from the who-ever-said-free-software-doesn't-pay dept.

Novell 20

New submitter udas writes "Greg Kroah-Hartman, maintainer of the Linux kernel's stable branch, has left his job with SUSE Linux. He is now a fellow at the Linux Foundation. 'There were no direct conflicts working for SUSE, as the people there understand how important the individual developer, and their voice, is in the Linux community,' Kroah-Hartman told Ars this week in an e-mail interview. 'But, working in a vendor-neutral environment like the Linux Foundation allows me to spend a larger amount of time interacting with other companies and vendors, as well as helping Linux out in environments that were not necessarily the focus of my previous employer.'"

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One of the best (5, Insightful)

sunr2007 (2309530) | about 2 years ago | (#38891075)

Honestly Greg has been one of the best software engineering person to follow . He is responsible for so many subsystems. the way he accepts suggestions , gives advice is great. I wish him all the best for Linux Foundation.

Re:One of the best (4, Informative)

tian2992 (1690038) | about 2 years ago | (#38891299)

Honestly Greg has been one of the best software engineering person to follow . He is responsible for so many subsystems. the way he accepts suggestions , gives advice is great. I wish him all the best for Linux Foundation. That, and he's a really cool guy overall, he even carried beers and pizza for us after openSUSE conference (he's a really big guy, like 2 meters tall). I'm sad to see him leave SUSE, but I hope he can keep on doing the great job he does.

Re:One of the best (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#38894909)

Greg KH "Lurch" Hartman.

Posted anonymously for reasons of being afraid of Greg KH.

Re:One of the best (5, Informative)

miknix (1047580) | about 2 years ago | (#38891303)

I second that. It was him that included my first kernel driver ( http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/linux-driver-devel/2010/8/5/6885969 [kerneltrap.org] ). He is also a Gentoo developer belonging to the kernel team: http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/kernel/ [gentoo.org]

Re:One of the best (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#38891383)

Ever have your dig sugged by a fat chick? Man, shid is so cash.

Re:One of the best (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#38891999)

Nice clean code. With useful comments!

Unfortunately I do not see such clean code in my daily work. And after reading the Mitt Romney article [slashdot.org] just now, I'm suspicious you're a robot too...

Why (2, Interesting)

eternaldoctorwho (2563923) | about 2 years ago | (#38891119)

Why is there a tag and a thumbnail of Novell on this story?

Re:Why (5, Informative)

metalgamer84 (1916754) | about 2 years ago | (#38891151)

Novell purchased the SUSE brand/trademark in 03. Novell has since been purchased by Attachmate.

Re:Why (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#38891849)

What's Novell?

Re:Why (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#38892365)

It's tattooed ink on wood pulp prior to the invention of eBooks.

Re:Why (1)

cyberchondriac (456626) | about 2 years ago | (#38892483)

What's Novell?

Not much, what's novell with you?

Re:Why (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | about 2 years ago | (#38894939)

An archaic word for Christmas, or the reason a German goes to the doctor.

Re:Why (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#38892655)

I just went to Attachmate's website. Their main page doesn't list Linux anywhere (or SUSE anywhere). They have a products page (Products A-Z). No mention of Linux or SUSE anywhere there either. Clearly they bought SUSE for reasons all their own, but they sure aren't happy about it.

Re:Why (4, Informative)

Petaris (771874) | about 2 years ago | (#38893107)

You were probably at the Attachmate company website and not the Attachmate Group website. Attachmate is one of four companies owned by the Attachmate Group, the other three are NetIQ, Novell, and SuSE. You can find the Attachmate Group website here: http://www.attachmategroup.com/ [attachmategroup.com]

Re:Why (2)

Xtifr (1323) | about 2 years ago | (#38894737)

In fact, one of the things that made me worry a little less about the acquisition was the fact that they separated SUSE from Novell. Of course, that could have been the first step towards killing it, but overall, SUSE looked like the only really valuable asset that Novell had, so splitting it off made a lot of sense.

Re:Why (1)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 2 years ago | (#38911767)

Anything with the "NetIQ" brand on it is a piece of shit.

Re:Why (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#38893165)

The reason Attachmate doesn't have SUSE on its products page probably has more to do with a desire to keep it independent. Everyone I've talked to at Attachmate was pretty excited about acquiring SUSE. (I just started working there after the acquisition)

This would be hilarious, I mean knee-slapping... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#38891797)

You meant to post this story to The Onion?

oh my god (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#38892965)

with me, this is the best news
when he left suse, many opportunity when come to him
good luck Greg

hoc quan tri mang from http://forum.bachkhoa-npower.vn

Spends 99.7% of his F/OSS activity on Linux-Kernel (2)

acjacinto (1170951) | about 2 years ago | (#38893693)

Greg Kroah-Hartman spends almost all (99.7%) of his F/OSS activity on Linux-Kernel based on the mailing list archives. Source: http://www.mentby.com/greg-kroah-hartman/ [mentby.com]
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