Un-RIF'ed

Or transferred, depending how you look at it. As this new blog entry shows, I'm still working for Sun and have transferred to an engineering group working on OpenSolaris. More about that in a future post.

I would like to give a big thank you to everybody who put in a good word for me (and there were a lot of people as far as I can tell). It's very much appreciated. I'd also like to thank the several external people who offered to forward my resume to the appropriate people within their companies.

The next thank you goes to my new manager Bonnie Corwin, who fired up the after burners and made this remarkably swift and painless. RIF'ed on a Thursday. Interviewing on the following Friday, Monday and Tuesday and being offered a new job on the Wednesday.

I've had a couple people ask me why I'd want to continue working for a company that just laid me off. Because I know it was nothing personal. Because I still believe in the company, its vision, its products and its executive management.

I still have a dream, and now I hope I'll be able to do my small part to make it come true.

I've now got a lot to learn in a short amount of time, so I don't expect to have too much time for blogging. Most of what I do blog about for a while, will be OpenSolaris related, so I'll start a new category for that. For those of you reading this via Planet GNOME; as I'm not expecting to do much GNOME development in the future, I'm going to ask Jeff Waugh to remove me from that syndication. If you are still interested in reading this blog, I suggest you subscribe to the RSS feed.

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