One last comment: The point of the background story I told you was that despite me (and others) telling Christopher Brown he couldn’t have Ops resources, he was still willing to come to work at [A href="http://www.opscode.com/"]Opscode[/A].
[B]I didn’t (and don’t) claim any credit for EC2, only for being a rabidly protective Ops guy who said “no” to things I shouldn’t have.[/B]]]>
It was Christopher Brown who I had that fateful conversation about not getting near the production infrastructure, and whom I “gave the interdepartmental cold shoulder” as you summarized.
Christopher Brown is now VP of Engineering at [A href="http://www.opscode.com"]Opscode[/A].
I never met Wiljem, but my understanding is that he was hired by Christopher Brown & Chris Pinkham months later. Wiljem and Chris Pinkahm have now started a new company called Benguela.]]>