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Canonical CTO Matt Zimmerman stepping down

One of Canonical’s founding members and current CTO (Chief Technology Officer), Matt Zimmerman, is to leave the company after seven years.

In a statement published on the Canonical blog this morning, Matt spoke of his reason for leaving, saying that the ‘the time is right for [him] to move on’ and go in ‘search of new challenges’.

He will formally leave the position in June of this year.

Wikipedia states that, in his capacity at Canonical, Matt oversaw ‘…technological decisions related to the development and release of Ubuntu.’

In his statement he is positive about his time working at Canonical, calling it a ‘pleasure’, and that he is ‘immensely proud’ of what the project has achieved so far.

477px-Matt_Zimmerman_(cropped)It’s not adieu completely, however. Matt says that he intends to ‘remain involved in the Ubuntu community’ as part of the ‘governing Technical board’.

He will also be in attendance at next weeks Ubuntu Developer Summit where details of the next version of Ubuntu, due for release in October, will be discussed.

Here’s wishing Matt good luck in his future endeavours.

Matt Zimmerman via Canonical