A spokesperson has confirmed that Steve Sakoman no longer works for PalmSource. He was the chief products officer and was in charge of the team who was developing the next version of the company's operating system.
Though it doesn't say so explicitly, a statement from PalmSource implies that Mr. Sakoman left the company voluntarily.
The statement says, in full:
Steve Sakoman co-founded Be in 1990 and was the chief operating officer and served on the board of directors.
Before that, he was a director of CPU development from 1984 to 1987 at Apple Computer, where he managed the hardware group responsible for the Apple II and Macintosh product lines. Steve also started and managed the Newton development team from 1987 to 1990.
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