Dillon’s visibility and personal passion for Sailfish has, at times, made him feel like the de facto face of the entire Sailfish project – eclipsing the other co-founders with his call-to-arms conviction and punkish demands for a more human technology, for software to have a heart, for developers to champion difference and care about consumers whose tastes are unlike the mainstream. Sailfish’s small pond certainly rippled with the energy of such a vivid personality.
So on one level it’s a huge surprise to hear he’s left Jolla, the company he quit former employer Nokia to help co-found all the way back in 2011.
So, not only did Jolla split into a separate software and a separate hardware company (never a good sign), now its co-founder and frontman has left the, uh, ship as well.
You don’t need a lot of brain cells to figure this one out.