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#1 mjs27541


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:12 AM

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     Many, many of us have profited from this man's work.  Now Hashcode has taken a job with the Linaro Mobile Group, and has decided to take a step back from several of his Android development projects.  In his own words:


"Today is an exciting day in my very tiny corner of the universe! I formally accepted a job offer as Engineer with Linaro's Mobile Group (

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). My first assignment will be working as part of a team to introduce needed changes in the Android OS to support Project Ara (

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Obviously, this is a huge opportunity. But also a very challenging task.
Over the last 3+ years, I've been working 2 jobs. During the day, I work with clients to solve business related problems via custom software solutions and at night work on Android projects ranging from device support, kernel development, CyanogenMod maintainer duties and Safestrap recovery. It has been an incredible learning experience, but at times it can also be draining. This setup might work due to the flexibility of my job as a consultant where I can determine my own working hours. However, it's not fair to Linaro or my team if I continue this way.
This means that I will be stepping away from much of my community development efforts. Affected projects include: Kindle Fire device support, Safestrap recovery and my maintainer duties at CyanogenMod. I hope to find some replacement developers for many of these projects so they can continue to live on.
Please don't misunderstand the above to mean: I don't support open source development, or that "I've given in to the man." Linaro is a huge proponent of open source and upstream contributions, and hopefully much of the work I'll be doing will end up in public repos.
Lastly, I wanted to say thank you. Over the last few years, I have chatted, emailed, responded to you in forums and you treated me with respect and have shown me a lot of love over the years. It has been a pleasure.
TL;DR: I'm making a huge career change and I want to be 100% focused on it. To that end, I'm going to step away from many very time consuming community Android projects."
Please join me in wishing Hashcode well in his new career!  Any G+ users who want to say thanks to him directly can do so

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Source: Hashcode via G+ (thanks Kaos!)


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#2 cmh714


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:16 AM

Very nice....I did not know he lived in L.A....I would buy him a drink anytime he wanted :)

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:14 PM

I am glad to see him moving forward in his life. He has done many many things in support of the android open source community and will be greatly missed.  I have talked to him before many times about things and have even helped test a few. He deserves everything positive going on in his life and more.


I wish him all the success in the world with Linaro and whatever presents itself in the future!!!

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:21 PM

Big thank you to hashcode. The Droid Bionic was my first fully fledged smartphone, which he made fun to use a couple years ago. Safestrap, CM10.1 and now I have safestrap on my Juggernaut3 2 years later. Thank you kindly Hashcode and best of luck on your new job. I know you received my pledge for safestrap recovery on the other site and my pledge for your note3 from beanstown.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:30 PM

Wishing the very best for Hashcode! With all of the projects he had going on, I thought this was his full time job  :D . It is gonna be sad to see him go, as we wouldn't be where we are if it wasn't for him, but it's totally understandable. It is always awesome seeing something good happen to such a great and selfless person :)

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Nice job on the signature, jl90...thanks! 

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