End of an Era (for me)

I just finished my last day at Red Hat, where I’ve worked as a kernel hacker since 2003.   I’ve been fortunate to work with so many brilliant people there on challenging and rewarding projects—like SELinux.  If someone had told me in 1999 that Linux would by now be fitted with a mandatory access control system from the NSA, which was enabled by default in major distributions, and certified and deployed in the field, I would have been skeptical.  To play a direct role in that would have been a dream come true.  It was.

I’ve also had the opportunity to work extensively within the community, during which time I’ve co-maintained or maintained kernel networking, crypto, SELinux and, currently, the security subsystem.  This work has taken me around the world and allowed me to make many new friends.

It’s been a great adventure.

Recently, I decided to make some changes in my career path and seek out some new challenges.  I’ll be starting in a new role the week after next.  I can’t say much about that now, but I will be continuing with my current upstream commitments.