"On May 24, I resigned my position as Editor in Chief of Linux
Journal, a position I had held since February 1, 1997 (albeit
with different titles). This has been the most personally
fullfilling job in my various careers. I have enjoyed my time with
you, dear readers, immensely. Unfortunately, eventually, the point
comes when it is time to say "Goodbye". That time has come for me.
The pressures and expectations of this position have finally proved
too much for my health and personal well-being.
This also means I will no longer be "Overseer" of Linux
Gazette--except from afar :-). I will continue looking in at
LG as well as LJ. After all, I have a special
place in my heart for LG. I had only been working for SSC
a couple of months when Phil gave me the job as Editor of
LG--I had never even done HTML before. I enjoyed my work
with LG very much and doing it gave me the confidence I
needed to accept when Phil Hughes offered me the job of Editor of
I wanted to post this on the LJ web site, but Phil
declined it, wanting to make his own announcement; so I offered it
to Linux Today. Thanks for posting this for me.
Linux Journal has grown considerably since I began as
Editor, more that doubling in size since the first issue I headed
(May 1997). In that same period of time, Linux itself has grown
even more. I found it very exciting to be a part of that growth,
watching as an obscure operating system rose to prominence, if not
dominence, in the market. I feel this trend will continue both with
Linux and Linux Journal.
I've met many wonderful people in the Linux community, and I wish
to thank them all for their help and support during my tenure. The
authors have been great--I give them all a salute (and a virtual
hug) for their work and their willingness to contribute to the
community. I'd like to give special thanks to Phil Hughes for
giving me this opportunity, to Jon "maddog" Hall for always being
willing to help out when needed, to Doc Searls for providing a
needed sounding board, to Lydia Kinata for being the world's
greatest layout person, and most of all, to my staff for their
dedication and hard work without which I would never have been able
to do my job.
My plan now is to take it easy awhile and enjoy myself, but I don't
intend to disappear from this wonderful community. I will be
watching with great interest how Linux and those involved with it
progress. You may even hear from me now and again, who
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