Yesterday morning, the Hosted UI team, responsible for VMware’s Workstation and Fusion products, woke up to find themselves out of a job.
It has been reported that the team has been replaced by outsourcing. Back to the article quoted above...
VMware claims they’ll continue to exist, and I really hope that’s the case. I like to think what we built will continue to live on, and I hope VMware does it justice.
The problem isn’t whether these products go into maintenance mode or not. The outsourced team might be every bit as good as the original team.
The problem is that this isn’t something that a company with smart leadership does. It’s hard to find good people. That may be the hardest part of the technology business. This is the epitome of penny wise and pound foolish.