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Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

timothy posted about three weeks ago | from the more-time-with-family dept.

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darthcamaro (735685) writes Since November of 2001, Brian Stevens has been the CTO of Red Hat. As of August 28, that's no longer the case. Under Stevens' tenure, Red Hat transformed its business, adding Red Hat Enterprise Linux, acquiring JBoss, Qumranet, Gluster and Ceph as well as joining (and now leading) the OpenStack Foundation. So why did he leave? No official word, but apparently it is to pursue a new opportunity that Stevens just could not pass up.

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Yo (0)

oldhack (1037484) | about three weeks ago | (#47779857)

How about you give me a reason to bite your click bait.

Re:Yo (1)

buchner.johannes (1139593) | about three weeks ago | (#47779889)

Not to worry, it's not clickbait, because TFA does not say.

If eveything is Hunky Dory (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47779865)

So why doesn't Brian Stevens respond to press inquiries, or make a public statement about his resignation? WHY?

Re:If eveything is Hunky Dory (-1, Flamebait)

greenwow (3635575) | about three weeks ago | (#47779975)

Because he was fired for child porn? That's usually why when of those rich white men are fired why they don't run their mouths. It's the only reason they ever shut-up.

Re:If eveything is Hunky Dory (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47780003)

Well, that or they don't want to jeopardize their severance package.

Re:If eveything is Hunky Dory (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47780117)

Preach on brother! Another cracker down. Our time is coming.

Re:If eveything is Hunky Dory (0)

siphonophore (158996) | about three weeks ago | (#47780009)

Probably got caught on tape admitting to voting for Reagan in 84. That's a fire-able offense in tech.

fireable offense (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47780169)

Voting for Reagan in 84 should be a fire-able offense no matter what field you work in.

Don't believe the hype.

Re:If eveything is Hunky Dory (4, Funny)

solios (53048) | about three weeks ago | (#47780279)

Which, voting for Reagan, or being old enough to vote in 84?

Re:If eveything is Hunky Dory (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47782945)

Voting!

Not all is well (1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47779945)

So why doesn't Brian Stevens respond to press inquiries, or make a public statement about his resignation? Hmm?

...goes to show... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47780049)

Some people are REALLY mad about systemd.

Re:...goes to show... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47780099)

Actually, I think Stevens was Poetteringed.

Re:...goes to show... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47781197)

Poettering needs to be Poetteringed. Badly. ASAP.

Re:...goes to show... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47782205)

True, perhaps the CTO was replaced by systemd, which will also quite likely assimilate the functionality of Redhat CFO next. Resistance is futile, we are the systemd.

Re:...goes to show... (1)

whitroth (9367) | about three weeks ago | (#47785445)

And they'll reboot RH using grub2

            mark

Re:...goes to show... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47781181)

Absolutely. I can only hope you aren't saying this in jest. Someone at RedHat needs to wake up.

Re:...goes to show... (1)

Gothmolly (148874) | about three weeks ago | (#47781261)

Over in 1. Was going to post the same thing.

PS Redhat, you're not a desktop OS, you don't need hotplugging automounting USB webcams or eleventy config files and a giant daemon to start things, you need them to be stable and simple and manageable.

Re:...goes to show... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47782519)

Dear Gothmolly,

Thanks for your insightful comments. Although Red Hat, Inc. is actually a $billion+ dollar multi-national corporation, management and the legions of technical staff we employ (totalling thousands of hours of combined expertise in a multitude of fields) had actually forgotten what we are, and the opinion of some fuckwith on Slashdot is exactly what we needed to get ourselves back on track.

Sincerest thanks,

Red Hat, Inc.

Re:...goes to show... (2)

Lisias (447563) | about three weeks ago | (#47783325)

Dear Gothmolly,

Thanks for your insightful comments. Although Red Hat, Inc. is actually a $billion+ dollar multi-national corporation, management and the legions of technical staff we employ (totalling thousands of hours of combined expertise in a multitude of fields) had actually forgotten what we are, and the opinion of some fuckwith on Slashdot is exactly what we needed to get ourselves back on track.

Sincerest thanks,

Red Hat, Inc.

Say that to Microsoft and its Metro interface. ;-)

Re:...goes to show... (1)

koinu (472851) | about three weeks ago | (#47782383)

Probably he has been replaced by a systemd component named stevensd.

Red Hat fails at their corporate doublespeak (5, Funny)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about three weeks ago | (#47780175)

Normally if someone intends to pursue a different job, both he and the company are supposed to say he's "stepping down to spend more time with his family". Then, a week later, the new company announces they've hired him.

Obviously the Red Hat higher ups haven't been attending enough seminars at tropical resorts...

Re:Red Hat fails at their corporate doublespeak (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47781387)

Obviously you're a cum guzzling faggot. Go back to sucking on Richard Stallman's cock.

Redundant (1)

Livius (318358) | about three weeks ago | (#47780301)

*Every* job termination, voluntary or involuntary, involves pursuing new opportunities.

Who to believe? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47780375)

Do believe the anonymous Red Hat sources quoted in the ZDNet article that blamed the departure on executive friction, or do I believe the anonymous Red Hat sources quoted in the Eweek article who say Stevens is departing for another job? Speaking of Red Hat sources, maybe one or two of the Brotherhood of the Red Fedora wouldn't mind dishing some Raleigh, NC gossip here. Do it anonymously even.

Re:Who to believe? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47780873)

You do realize those two options are not exclusive, right? It would make perfect sense for the executive to experience friction in his job and decide to go work with another company. Unhappy employees tend to leave their jobs.

Re:Who to believe? (3, Informative)

Nite_Hawk (1304) | about three weeks ago | (#47780947)

I work for Red Hat as of the Inktank (Ceph) acquisition, so I haven't been with RH very long. As far as I know he really is leaving for another position. It's entirely possible that there are other reasons, but figure the guy has been with RH for what, like 10 or 12 years? That's a long time in this day and age. I'm as curious as everyone else where he's going though.

Re:Who to believe? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47781275)

Micro$oft?

Re:Who to believe? (0)

synaptic (4599) | about three weeks ago | (#47781291)

nice uid, btw.

Re:Who to believe? (0)

c0d3g33k (102699) | about three weeks ago | (#47781445)

nice uid, btw.

Yeah, no kidding. I envy both of you. :-)

On the other hand we're all still above ground after all this time, so yay us.

Re:Who to believe? (0)

jafac (1449) | about three weeks ago | (#47781611)

Indeed, impressive!

Re:Who to believe? (1)

KlomDark (6370) | about three weeks ago | (#47785101)

I think this is the only place where men brag about how short theirs is... ;)

"apparently it is to pursue a new opportunity tha" (2)

fnj (64210) | about three weeks ago | (#47781761)

"apparently it is to pursue a new opportunity that Stevens just could not pass up"

They always say that. They make you say that. It's part of the severance package.

Red Hat considered harmful (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47781773)

They seem to employ a strange bunch of people. Humourless folks that get payed to remove ddate, and others who get payed by them to break audio and create some kind of godzillinit system. These people are not the open source bunch of volunteers that out of altruism create an OS. No, they are paid minions of a corporation.

Buck feta. (0)

buckfeta2014 (3700011) | about three weeks ago | (#47782213)

Buck feta.

Any other ties to Microsoft? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47782509)

https://www.redhat.com/en/abou... [redhat.com]

"Before Red Hat, Cormier served as senior vice president of research and development at BindView"

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"BindView started out as "The LAN Support Group" (LSG) and was a developer of a bindery viewer product for the Novell platform called BindView. In 1995, the company changed names from The LAN Support Group to BindView and developed into a supplier of Novell and Microsoft Windows directory administration, vulnerability management and policy assessment & management software - providing customers with the tools to assess, discover and remediate network, hardware or application anomalies."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... [wikipedia.org]

Obviously. Any other ties to Microsoft?

Re:Any other ties to Microsoft? (1)

Gavagai80 (1275204) | about three weeks ago | (#47787851)

There are rumors of a polaroid capturing him using a Windows PC in 1992.

RHEL7 related? (1)

Zeromous (668365) | about three weeks ago | (#47784709)

Did he greenlight the Anaconda UI changes in RHEL7, because that trash makes Microsoft look like UI whizzes.

there is probably more the story (1)

oldcodebetter (3806725) | about three weeks ago | (#47795317)

When guys like him (old timers, management, etc) leave the company, they are usually fed up of something. Just gotta find out what that something is. Either that or he has better things to do.
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