"Politics appears to have divided Hewlett-Packard and one of its
top Linux engineers.
"Bruce Perens, an icon in the open source community and a senior
strategist with HP's Linux software group, disclosed Thursday that
he is planning to leave the company in order to become more
politically active, a move that has been ill-received by HP
management, he said.
"Perens said he is ditching his position at the company to speak
out on public policies and laws that threaten to limit the freedoms
of the open source community. He plans to become an independent
consultant, and continue working with HP's open source projects,
many of which he launched during his tenure there, he said..."