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posted by janrinok on Thursday January 13, @12:53PM   Printer-friendly
from the delegate++ dept.

Moxie Marlinspike leaves encrypted-messaging app Signal:

Moxie Marlinspike, the co-founder and chief executive of encrypted-messaging app Signal, has resigned.

He blogged it was a "good time to replace myself as CEO" after working on Signal for over a decade.

Signal recently enabled crypto-currency payments within the app, which has concerned some users. Mr Marlinspike remains a board member of the Signal Foundation, while the board's executive chair, Brian Acton, becomes interim chief executive.

[...] Mr Marlinspike - whose real name is Matthew Rosenfeld - blogged he had always hoped to reach a point where Signal could "grow and sustain" beyond his involvement.

"I was writing all the Android code, was writing all of the server code, was the only person on call for the service, was facilitating all product development, and was managing everyone," he wrote. "I couldn't ever leave cell service, had to take my laptop with me everywhere in case of emergencies, and occasionally found myself sitting alone on the sidewalk in the rain late at night trying to diagnose a service degradation."

More than 40 million people now use Signal.


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  • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13, @06:29PM (10 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13, @06:29PM (#1212464)

    Well, Linus did cave to the Kernel CoC and very publicly retreated for some self-examination as to how he could reform his offensive, non-PC speech that the CoCers demanded.

    When push came to shove... Linus went along. The money must've been just too good.

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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13, @09:12PM (9 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13, @09:12PM (#1212523)

    Or he actually grew out of his adolescent haxorz mindset. It is always the same in burgeoning fields, the pioneers resent the average people invading "their" space. Sorry, but the Linux kernel is too big for someone to play the petty tyrant asshole, leave that to privately owned companies like Tesla and Apple. Even then the CEOs can get in hot water. I'm sure you're also one of the types that get mad when game servers ban you for using sexist or racist slurs. Cracks me up "do not be an over the top offensive asshole" is the height of tyranny. 1st world problems much? You able to hold down a job with dress codes and rules against sexual harassment?

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by tangomargarine on Friday January 14, @01:46AM (8 children)

      by tangomargarine (667) on Friday January 14, @01:46AM (#1212567)

      play the petty tyrant asshole

      One man's "petty tyrant asshole" is another man's "refuses to let the SJWs derail the conversation and ruin the project."

      In order to get anything done in life, you usually have to be at least a little bit of an asshole from time to time. If you spend all your time sitting around talking about the feelings of those on the team, nothing gets accomplished.

      Or he actually grew out of his adolescent haxorz mindset.

      "If you're young and a Republican, you have no heart; if you're old and a Democrat, you have no brain."

      --
      "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @03:44AM (7 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @03:44AM (#1212596)

        I mean, if any of that makes you feel better ok.

        Like the "boys will be boys" you fucks have taken being an asshole to epic levels and want everyone else to ignore your shitty behavior. You should try Catholicism, they work quite well with evil twats that want absolution.

        "In order to get anything done in life, you usually have to be at least a little bit of an asshole from time to time."

        Only conservatives tend to spout such nonsense. There are times to be an asshole, but if those aren't very few and far between then you're just a rude lazy cunt that uses anger to force your way through problems. Your quote about brains is hilarious, remind me what group believes Donald J. Trump's words? Going so far as to commit insurrection for a liar shut down multiple times by courts with not a shred of even halfway decent evidence?

        Welp, marking tangomargarine as yet another moron preferring their partisan identity politics over the truth.

        • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday January 14, @06:33AM (3 children)

          by tangomargarine (667) on Friday January 14, @06:33AM (#1212624)

          I mean, if any of that makes you feel better ok.

          Like the "boys will be boys" you fucks have taken being an asshole to epic levels and want everyone else to ignore your shitty behavior. You should try Catholicism

          Sterling opener you've got here, champ. Way to convince "us" that you're in the right.

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          • (Score: 1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @05:36PM (2 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @05:36PM (#1212706)

            "Ess Jay Dubya"
            "Gotta be an asshole to get things done"
            "Old smart people are Republicans"

            Really tango? You are going to claim the high ground after those "brilliant" lines? Makes one wonder what other gems of "wisdom" you've got floating around. Any studies on acorns and human cranial volumes?

            • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Saturday January 15, @02:19AM (1 child)

              by tangomargarine (667) on Saturday January 15, @02:19AM (#1212836)

              At least I actually have arguments instead of just name-calling.

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              "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
              • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @02:41PM

                by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @02:41PM (#1213135)

                Those were just name calling. You're not too bright.

        • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday January 14, @06:39AM (2 children)

          by tangomargarine (667) on Friday January 14, @06:39AM (#1212626)

          Only conservatives tend to spout such nonsense.

          Hilarious. No, I'm not conservative in the least.

          There are times to be an asshole,

          Agreed, which is why I briefly entertained the notion that Trump might actually accomplish anything when he got elected.

          but if those aren't very few and far between then you're just a rude lazy cunt

          Ah yes, continuing to come across well here

          that uses anger to force your way through problems. Your quote about brains is hilarious, remind me what group believes Donald J. Trump's words? Going so far as to commit insurrection for a liar shut down multiple times by courts with not a shred of even halfway decent evidence?

          You seem to think that I support Trump, which is continuing to be hilarious.

          Welp, marking tangomargarine as yet another moron preferring their partisan identity politics over the truth.

          Clearly an AC who has never read anything else I've posted on this site. Thanks *so* much for your input.

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          • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @07:45AM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @07:45AM (#1212638)

            Hilarious. No, I'm not conservative in the least.

            I think there has been progress. First, we got all the racists to deny they were racists, out of shame, and say things like "I'm not racist, but . . .". Now we got conservatives to deny being conservative, in much the same way! I'm not saying that tango is another khallow, but he does seem to share the sort of libertarian leet haxxor political views. He is afraid of CoC's and SJWs, and believes s/he is where they are out of merit, not privilege.

            • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @07:46PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @07:46PM (#1212745)

              Fuck you, Cultural Marxist rat. It's not privilege, but birthright and should be guarded way more fiercely.