Wayland Founder Kristian Høgsberg Is The Latest Open-Source Developer Leaving Intel
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 8 July 2016 at 08:28 PM EDT. 37 Comments
Sadly, another blow to report on with regard to Intel's open-source efforts... Just days after reporting on Intel losing its chief Linux/open-source technologist, Dirk Hohndel, there's another high profile departure in the open-source world. Today marks the last day at Intel for Wayland founder Kristian Høgsberg.

Kristian Høgsberg who formerly worked for Red Hat had joined Intel back in 2009 well after starting the Wayland/Weston project. During his Intel tenure he worked on Wayland prior to stepping back from those duties and focusing more on the Intel Linux graphics stack. Kristian Høgsberg was responsible for some new hardware bring-up -- including Skylake -- and most recently was working on the Intel Vulkan Linux driver along with other Intel Mesa work.

Kristian confirmed his departure from Intel today via a tweet where he noted, "Last cup of coffee at @intel." The post included a picture of a Wayland coffee cup.

Høgsberg has yet to confirm what he's moving onto next nor have I have seen any information elsewhere about his next place of employment, but regardless, best wishes go out to Kristian's incredible open-source efforts over the years and hopefully he'll be able to continue innovating the open-source Linux graphics stack with his next job.
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