The announcement was made on Google Plus and took everyone by surprise
Alan Cox, one of the former developers and Linux kernel maintainers that used to be second in command to Linus Torvalds up until a few years ago, has announced that he's retiring from the Linux world and from his Intel position.Just a couple of days later after he criticized Fedora 18, considering it as useful as a chocolate tea pot, the famous Alan Cox has announced his retirement, albeit temporary, from the Linux world.
“I'm leaving the Linux world and Intel for a bit for family reasons. I'm aware that 'family reasons' is usually management speak for 'I think the boss is an [expletive]' but I'd like to assure everyone that while I frequently think Linus is an [expletive] (and therefore very good as kernel dictator)."
"I am departing quite genuinely for family reasons and not because I've fallen out with Linus or Intel or anyone else. Far from it I've had great fun working there,” Alan Cox stated on his Google Plus account.
No one knows what his reasons for quitting his job at Intel and his affiliations with the Linux world are, but we hope that he'll soon return.