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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RE[2]: To all who say "why"
by gedmurphy on Fri 8th Jun 2007 12:07 UTC
gedmurphy
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2005-12-23

Can I just state that Microsoft have _not_ hired Alex, and that his leaving _ has not_ set the project back.

He will surely be missed, but the project can now start to move in a different direction. With the kernel rewrite complete and relatively stable, the rest of the system now needs to catch up.

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