Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2007 16:30 UTC, submitted by Michael Zandstra
ReactOS "Alex Ionescu, the ReactOS kernel coordinator, has resigned. Alex first joined the project in 2004, around the 0.2.2 release. Since then, he's been at the center of quite a few squabbles about how to code the kernel. However, Alex has also been responsible for completely rewriting the kernel almost from the ground up. Today, about 60% of the kernel code is probably his. The reason for Alex's departure is because of his joining David Solomon's Expert Seminars as an instructor. Because this job would place him in close contact with many Microsoft programmers and also give him access to other Microsoft properties, continuing with the project would have resulted in possible conflicts of interest."
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Alex Ionescu should be watched
by PlatformAgnostic on Fri 8th Jun 2007 01:00 UTC
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Ionescu seems like an amazing young programmer (he's only 21-23 right now) who will probably do some really interesting things with his career. I think all of you who are claiming that this is a big buy-off from Microsoft or something like that should take a look at Ionescu's work so far. He has been heavily involved in the reverse-engineering business and kernel development field after starting a company that wrote a piece of BASIC software that does spam filtering.

Much of his work thusfar has been training and self-development for real jobs. Ionescu is finishing up college in a year or two, and as an extremely talented programmer, he'll probably be making the big bucks with his skills. He can get paid to do what he loves to do, so why should he continue with OSS? It seems to me to be just a matter of someone growing up and using his well-deserved reputation to support himself.

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"It seems to me to be just a matter of someone growing up and using his well-deserved reputation to support himself."

It's not nice to insinuate that people who work on OSS software are immature and not able to support themselves.

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