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dean
2007-08-01, 10:29
Just a brief note to welcome Felix Mueller, Michael Herger and Ben
Klaas to the Logitech/Slim Devices engineering teams.

All three of these guys are long-time, active members of our
community who have already made terrific contributions.

Felix is known for a huge number of hardware and software projects,
including IR blasting and my favorite, TinyLittlePacMan. Felix is
already hit the ground running on firmware development, from
Switzerland.

Michael is the creator of SlimCD and SlimNAS, MusicINfoSCR and more.
He's working on a variety of SlimServer features, including web UI
and localization, also from Switzerland.

Ben Klaas, famed author of the Nokia770 skin, is working on some Jive-
related stuff, including localization and some SlimServer integration
tasks, from his home in Minnesota.

We're really excited to have them able to work full time on the stuff
that they used to do for fun and fame.

Welcome, guys!

-dean

jwcurtin
2007-08-01, 10:39
Just a brief note to welcome Felix Mueller, Michael Herger and Ben
Klaas to the Logitech/Slim Devices engineering teams.


I think that comprehensively affirms Logitech's commitment to the platform!!

All the best of luck to you guys, and I better start working on that feature rfequest list. ;-)

Cheers,

John

ddewey
2007-08-01, 10:40
Quoting dean blackketter (dean (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com):

> Just a brief note to welcome Felix Mueller, Michael Herger and Ben
> Klaas to the Logitech/Slim Devices engineering teams.
>
> All three of these guys are long-time, active members of our
> community who have already made terrific contributions.
>
> Felix is known for a huge number of hardware and software projects,
> including IR blasting and my favorite, TinyLittlePacMan. Felix is
> already hit the ground running on firmware development, from
> Switzerland.
>
> Michael is the creator of SlimCD and SlimNAS, MusicINfoSCR and more.
> He's working on a variety of SlimServer features, including web UI
> and localization, also from Switzerland.
>
> Ben Klaas, famed author of the Nokia770 skin, is working on some Jive-
> related stuff, including localization and some SlimServer integration
> tasks, from his home in Minnesota.
>
> We're really excited to have them able to work full time on the stuff
> that they used to do for fun and fame.

I think this is a HUGELY positive move. Contrast this news to the
negativity surrounding the Logitech aquisition; we haven't seen
anything bad come from Logitech, and are starting to see tremendous
positives like this.

Congrats guys! I've used software and tools from all 3 of you, and
look forward to your continuing and expanded contributions!

--
http://www.last.fm/user/ddewey

vrobin
2007-08-01, 10:42
Congratulations guys! Enjoy! :)

Mark Lanctot
2007-08-01, 10:52
Congratulations to Felix, Michael and Ben!

Kevin O. Lepard
2007-08-01, 11:15
Congratulations to all! That's great new all around!

Kevin

>Just a brief note to welcome Felix Mueller, Michael Herger and Ben
>Klaas to the Logitech/Slim Devices engineering teams.
>
>All three of these guys are long-time, active members of our
>community who have already made terrific contributions.
>
>Felix is known for a huge number of hardware and software projects,
>including IR blasting and my favorite, TinyLittlePacMan. Felix is
>already hit the ground running on firmware development, from
>Switzerland.
>
>Michael is the creator of SlimCD and SlimNAS, MusicINfoSCR and more.
>He's working on a variety of SlimServer features, including web UI
>and localization, also from Switzerland.
>
>Ben Klaas, famed author of the Nokia770 skin, is working on some Jive-
>related stuff, including localization and some SlimServer integration
>tasks, from his home in Minnesota.
>
>We're really excited to have them able to work full time on the stuff
>that they used to do for fun and fame.
>
>Welcome, guys!
>
>-dean
>
>

Paul_B
2007-08-01, 11:50
Great news for the future of Slimserver. Also good to see recognition to the three guys concerned for making the product what it is.

mattybain
2007-08-02, 02:09
Wow, what great news. Well done guys you all deserve it.

Heres to the future :)

4mula1
2007-08-02, 03:18
I'm also very pleased to see these three now on the payroll. I use utilities from all three of them on a regular basis and couldn't imagine using my Squeezboxes without them. Excellent decision!

This just goes to show that for some, money can be made on open source software!

kdf
2007-08-02, 10:45
Great news for the future of Slimserver. Also good to see recognition to the three guys concerned for making the product what it is.


It is great news, for all involved. But, to be fair, it has taken and continues take more than just three.

-kdf

Ben Sandee
2007-08-02, 11:39
On 8/2/07, kdf <kdf.2up99b1186077001 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> Paul_B;218426 Wrote:
> > Great news for the future of Slimserver. Also good to see recognition to
> > the three guys concerned for making the product what it is.
>
> It is great news, for all involved. But, to be fair, it has taken and
> continues take more than just three.


KDF, it's obvious they can't afford you or they would already have snapped
you up. ;-)

Ben

kdf
2007-08-02, 11:49
On 2-Aug-07, at 11:39 AM, Ben Sandee wrote:

> On 8/2/07, kdf <kdf.2up99b1186077001 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Paul_B;218426 Wrote:
>> > Great news for the future of Slimserver. Also good to see
>> recognition to
>> > the three guys concerned for making the product what it is.
>>
>> It is great news, for all involved. But, to be fair, it has taken and
>> continues take more than just three.
> KDF, it's obvious they can't afford you or they would already have
> snapped you up. ;-)
>
The costs to the employer for health care and workers compensation can
be nasty.
It's important to remember those who have been employed before and
those who have contributed along the way.
more employees is a good thing, but we'll always need as many
contributors as possible, and they all deserve credit and thanks.
-kdf