From Alfresco to Canonical
Feb 05, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"After more than four years at Alfresco, I have joined
Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, as its
chief operating officer.
"You can read Canonical's announcement of my appointment here,
as well Alfresco's here.
"I am excited, humbled, and, candidly, torn by this
"In late 2005, John Powell and John Newton, the co-founders of
Alfresco, took a chance on me, an open-source evangelist at Novell.
I was the 13th employee and the company's first U.S. employee. My
prior history had been with embedded Linux (Lineo) and
semiconductors/silicon (Mitsui), but they gave me the chance to
grow as general manager of the Americas and later as vice president
of business development."