Bryan Johns has posted a blog entry thanking Russell for seven years working with Digium and to wish him luck in his new job at Red Hat.
I can't believe he's leaving! Russell has always been someone I associate with both Digium and Asterisk and his hard work and diplomacy will be sorely missed! It sometimes feels like the majority of the Digium staff have turned over since I started the Daily Asterisk News in 2004!
I hope that you continue to be the calming influence in the Asterisk project!
On to the blog post.
Excerpt from the blog post:
More than seven years ago, Russell Bryant joined the Asterisk development team as a student at Clemson University. Over his time with the Asterisk project, Russell has been instrumental in the creation, growth and management of the world’s most popular open source communications platform. However, seven years is a long time to work within the confines of a single project and a desire for new experiences coupled with a desire to be closer to family has brought Russell to the decision to leave Digium effective July 29th, 2011.
Russell will join the Cloud Infrastructure Development Team at Red Hat. While Russell will no longer be an employee of Digium, he will continue to participate in the growth of Asterisk and Asterisk SCF as a member of our vibrant developer community. We look forward to building synergies with the Red Hat team through this new relationship and working to enhance the virtualized performance of Asterisk.