Canonical COO jumps clear after 10 months
Asay preps SproutCore and HTML5 future
Canonical's chief operating officer is leaving the company after less than a year, and heading to an HTML5 start up.
Matt Asay said the COO role was not what he really wanted and he preferred being more involved on a day-to-day basis with customers.
Asay, a regular contributor to The Reg, called his decision "difficult" and the move to his new employer Strobe "a leap of faith". He joined Canonical in February from Alfresco, an open-source content management system vendor, after having been contacted by Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth.
Canonical's chief executive officer Jane Silber blogged the company will recruit a replacement for Asay.
"While his time here has been relatively short, we all appreciate the positive impact he has had in many areas and I will personally be very sorry to see him go," she said.
Asay is joining mobile HTML5 apps newbie Strobe to run sales and business development.