pkaster - 3:38 pm on Jun 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
In the full article the writer says... "It's unclear what values Opera's founder and the board disagreed upon". Yet Jon made it crystal clear in his his statement... "I feel the Board and Management is more quarterly focused than me". Translated, to heck with product quality and end users, they wanted to concentrate on money. Kudos to Jon for standing by his values.
I don't know how you came up with that translation. It says "more quarterly focused," but what does that even mean? That the company doesn't have any long term strategies? That's just wrong. Check out the PDF on this [opera.com] page.
Also, keep in mind that Jon hasn't been CEO since late 2009/early 2010 (I think the last version he released as CEO was 10.5). He hasn't had any real power since then, I think (he was only employeed as an advisor or something like that). Do you feel that the product quality has become worse since then?
Also, wasn't the new CEO handpicked by Jon himself? And hasn't the new CEO been with the company for many years? And isn't it mostly the same management today as a year and a half ago? You know, the same people who worked under Jon? The only recent high-profile departure I can recall right now is the head of PR, which happened recently and apparently amicably [my.opera.com].
Some people seem to read a lot into a statement like that (which hasn't even been verified as being real). Did they all look at the actual situation?