June 23rd, 2009
Sad news: OpenSourcery releases some talented employees into the wild
I’d been hearing some rumors about Portland-based OpenSourcery—a popular open source development shop with a proclivity for Drupal projects and a burgeoning application development arm—having to make some cuts. And, unfortunately, after confirming with CEO Brian Jamison, I’m sad to report that the rumors are true.
OpenSourcery has had to let some of its staff go.
While I didn’t ask for definitive numbers, former employees affected by the cuts estimate around half of the staff is gone.
No one envies the decision to cut staff. With this economy, however, it seems to be one of the realities of business. But, it’s always possible that something good could come out of this. To paraphrase Brian, OpenSourcery’s loss could be your gain—especially if you’re in the market for development talent.
“The folks we had to let go are all extremely talented, great people,” said Jamison. “I hope some of your readers will take advantage of this and snap them up.”
If you’ve been affected by the OpenSourcery layoffs, please let us know about your skills and what you’re looking to do. We’ll try our best to play matchmaker. You can use the comments below or you can join the Silicon Florist LinkedIn group to make connections with local startup types.