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VA Linux Lays Off DRI Developers, Other Cuts Reported

Sep 18, 2001, 19:01 (13 Talkback[s])

By Michael Hall, Managing Editor

VA Linux has, according to developer Brian Paul, laid off developers working on DRI:

"Here's the deal. The DRI developers, including myself, have been laid-off from VA Linux. Today (Friday) is my last day.

There's an effort to relocate us to a new organization but it's too early to say what'll happen on that front.

In the mean time, some of us will try to do some DRI work in our spare time. Progress might be slow though. Volunteers are all the more welcome now."

The layoffs are, according to several sources, part of a larger trend that's seen the company cut not only members of the DRI team but the bulk of its software engineering and professional services units. An item in F***edCompany.com reports that the company has cut staffing to about 100 employees, down dramatically from its peak of approximately 600 employees.

Representatives from the company failed to reply to queries regarding the reports.

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