Steve Kondik Not Purchased by Samsung, Will Maintain a Leadership Role at CyanogenMod
We were hit with some pretty substantial Android news this evening as we were prepping to go live with our latest podcast. If you were awake last Monday night you probably saw the rumors pouring out that Samsung had agreed to purchase Steve ‘Cyanogen’ Kondik. Twitter and other social networks were abuzz with the idea that Samsung might be working on a Cyanogenmod phone or that Steve had walked away from the very project he helped create. What really happened? Not as much as you’d think or would like to imagine. The guy got a job working with a reputable company in an industry he was already familiar with.
…it’s a job and I’m glad that I can use what I learned from all this to do something cool in the real world I’ll still be doing code review and some leadership for CM, but I’ll be keeping it legit like always…I think we really broke away from the modding community. Most of us are professional engineers or in the field some way or another.