I wondered why my formerly favorite open-source-focused blogger Matt Asay has been so ... silent lately. He became Canonical's COO not so long ago, his Cnet blog went into hibernation, his personal blog not so much (but not exactly bursting with activity, either), and he didn't exactly cut a large profile media-attention-wise at Canonical.
Open source industry veteran Matt Asay joins Canonical as chief operating officer
LONDON, February 5, 2010
Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that open
source industry veteran Matt Asay has joined the company as chief
operating officer (COO) -- responsible
for aligning strategic goals and operational activities, the
optimization of day-to-day o
As 10gen's VP of business development and strategy, Matt Asay oversees the NoSQL and Big Data company's partner initiatives. Translation: Asay, a veteran of Alfresco, Canonical, Novell and others -- essentially is 10gen's channel chief. So what are the partner opportunities for those that want to work with the MongoDB database provider?
The hiring of Linux-savvy and revenue-minded exec-slash-blogger Matt Asay as the new chief operating officer of Canonical looks like a very good and telling move for the Isle of Man- (really London-but-don't-tell-anyone) based company that oversees the growing-by-leaps-bounds-and-all-other-ways Ubuntu Linux distribution and surrounding universe.
Canonical founder and CEO Mark Shuttleworth, developer of the Ubuntu open source operating system, announced in December that he was stepping aside to develop cloud product design and curry new partners. He named Chief Operating Officer Jane Silber to take his place as CEO.