One Of Intel's Newest Linux Graphics Developers Is A Former Ubuntu Dev
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 11 May 2015 at 10:44 AM EDT. 2 Comments
Intel's Open-Source Technology Center continues to hire new developers for working on their Linux graphics stack. Back in 2013, Intel had 20~30 full-time Linux graphics driver developers and since then that number has only risen.

There's been public notices that Intel has been hiring more for their Linux team and earlier this month Martin Peres joined their team after finishing his studies and being a prolific contributor to the open-source Nouveau driver community. There's another recent Intel hire that also got his start contributing to Nouveau and also working on the X.Org stack for Canonical/Ubuntu.

It seems he's been working at Intel since at least last month, but Maarten Lankhorst is the new Intel contributor that left Canonical and formerly was one of the few responsible for Ubuntu's Mesa/X stack. Besides contributing to Nouveau, Maarten has also contributed to the Wine project in the past. While at Canonical, he also contributed to Mir. As he didn't make any public announcements about changing employers, I didn't notice Maarten left Canonical for Intel until this morning when seeing today's 42 Intel patches and that it's coming from him at Intel and it appears he had a few posts in April from his new Intel email address. He's been part of the Intel crew working on fully supporting atomic mode-setting within the Intel DRM driver.

Good luck to Maarten with his new job. Maarten leaving Canonical and the Ubuntu Mesa/X team is months after Bryce Harrington left the team as well, while he joined Samsung's open-source group where these days he's primarily working on Wayland.
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