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    Thu, 04 Dec 2008

    Bye Bye Big Blue

    After nearly eight years at IBM, I finished up with the Linux Technology Centre last Friday (28/11).

    What's next ? Some time off for school holidays with my family then will see what the new year brings - it'll be OSS/Linux related though on current plans :)

    Deciding to leave is one of the hardest decisions I've made, IBM was a great gig and provided the opportunity to work with some astonishingly bright folk both within IBM and in the broader Open Source community. It was also the source of many happy memories and I'm pleased to have left on a good note.

    The nice thing about OSS work though is that I still get to interact with many of the same people just from a different standpoint, so this is more the end of a chapter than the end of the story. In some respects this made it easier to decide to go, but I'll miss the office banter :)

    2008 has also proven to be a tumultuous year personally and this weighed in the decision making. So all considered, some time off is sounding good...

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