I received a sad piece of news today in my email: Mark Webbink is retiring from Red Hat, effective at the end of August. (I post this news with his permission.) Mark was Red Hat's first general counsel (starting back in 2000), and lent fire, intelligence, and a sense of humor to the company both publicly and privately.
He will be missed.
Mark is leaving on his own terms, and very amicably. (I was at Red Hat last week, and there is clearly no ill will between him and the company - quite the opposite.) In fact, he'll continue to represent Red Hat as special counsel on a range of matters. (Perhaps when apt historical references are required, he'll be the 'go to' guy. :-)… Read more