Dick Hardt has resigned as ActiveState's CEO. Jim speculates that it was the VC's kicking him out to grow faster. Hmn. They used to be closer to ~100 people actually, but cut down late last year. It could be bad news (evil vc's trying to get a short term profit) or it could be good (getting a CEO who doesn't scream at people).
(via trained monkey)
update: Dick Hardt comments on slashdot: " Thought I would post to clarify why I stepped aside. ActiveState is doing very well right now and we are about to grow out our management team and capitalize on our new product line PerlMx, [...]. I have never run a large management team and in discussions with my board, we decided ActiveState was more likely to be successful having me be part of the management team rather than leading it, [...]