November 2, 2005
The rumours about cuts at Novell were true, and it hit our Novell XForms R&D office quite drastically: We (including me) exist no more :(
Talk about bad timing. Firefox 1.5 is about to hit the shops, opening up for XForms — and I believe XForms in general is starting to pick up speed. I’m really sad to leave the colleagues, the office, and “the XForms project” in general. I hope to be able to finish off the XForms extension somehow, but frankly I’m having a hard time finding the motivation right now.
I hope to find the motivation, and possibly a “sponsor” to at least get XForms 1.0 done for Firefox. I’ll probably hang around irc until the end of November, and try to do some Mozilla work.
Let me say that I’ve really enjoyed working with Mozilla, and all the good and smart people involved in the project. After November the future’s quite uncertain. So, if I do not get a chance later: Have fun with the project, it was really nice to be part of it as long as it lasted!
… Allan (allan @ “guess what” dot dk)
Posted by beaufour at November 2, 2005 1:36 PM
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Sorry…. That sucks. Keep the blog going, so we know what your up to.
Posted by: Robert Accettura at November 2, 2005 3:05 PM
Thanks Robert, I will.
Posted by: beaufour at November 2, 2005 3:58 PM
I am very sorry to hear about the layoffs, especially when it affects such an important project (hell, Allan, I don’t know you….:). I was just in the planning stages of using your implementation of XForms in a service offering to my clients. I guess I’ll have to start helping…
It’s a real shame that you’ve lost your job Allan :( You’ve been doing such a great job on XForms!
I think it’s only a matter of time until you’re up and working again, so hang in there ;)
P.S. looks like you’re going to need a new bugmail ;)
Posted by: Caleb at November 3, 2005 7:06 AM
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