Philip Rosedale Leaving Interim CEO Role at Linden Lab, Returning to New Startup After Finding Replacement
Second Life founder Philip Rosedale is leaving his role as "interim" CEO, he just announced, a position he held for four months after replacing Mark Kingdon and 30% of the staff was laid off. (As it happens, Philip first announced the end of day-to-day involvement in Linden Lab almost exactly a year ago.) After helping find a replacement CEO, Philip says he'll return to running LoveMachine Inc., his new startup, which develops a democratic management system he and Cory Ondrejka originally built for Linden. (It's used by Digg and a few other Internet startups.)
Now that I'm consulting for Avatar Reality's Blue Mars, I'll refrain from commenting directly, though I will say it's likely that most SL community members will be surprised by this announcement. Please feel free to discuss further in Comments!
Photo from a post on another LoveMachine Inc. project, building a self-aware AI in Second Life.