Andi Gutmans’ phptek response to the layoffs
May 21st, 2008 by Ivo
As expected, Andi Gutmans started his phptek opening keynote with a response to the recent news on the layoffs in the Zend R&D team.
Andi explained the reason: they want to become cashflow positive, in order to remain independent. The news should be interpreted in a positive way, the future now looks bright, Zend products will not be affected and life goes on. An acquisition of Zend is not happening in the near future.
Andi was not heckled by the audience, no tough questions were asked (only a handful of the audience had read the news anyway it appeared).