Core JRuby developers move to Red Hat

Engine Yard has announced that JRuby core team members Thomas Enebo and Charles Nutter are leaving the company to join Red Hat in an apparently friendly deal between the two firms. According to Red Hat’s Mark Little, bringing the two developers to the company “has been almost 2 years in the making”. In addition to JRuby, they will be working with various teams within JBoss and Red Hat on projects such as TorqueBox, Immutant and OpenJDK. Nutter commented on Twitter saying “I feel like this is my opportunity to really start contributing to OpenJDK rather than just evangelizing”.