Jordan Hubbard will assume the duties of iXsystems CTO on July 15, 2013. He will take the reins of FreeNAS® (the wildly popular open source storage platform) and work to bring the TrueNAS™ Unified Storage Appliance to a wider audience by adding new capabilities.
One curiosity worth pondering is if this is an indication that Apple is openly turning it’s back on Open Source development and contributions back to the community. Iit is evident that the company has been moving towards a more closed enterprise. From a developer standpoint there definitely appears to be a dramatic shift away from the UNIX way towards an Apple Store only deployment model. Only time will tell if this is indeed the case.