Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik has been hired by tech giant Samsung, and the Internet (at least the Android-centric portions of it) are ablaze with the news. Steve is one of the biggest names in the Android hacking scene, and if you don't use CyanogenMod on your phone, chances are you know someone who does. Of course news like this gets everyone all fluttered, and a race to blog about it was on. We got the news last night, too.
We also realized that Steve isn't interested in making a big fuss over this. He said his work with Samsung will have nothing to do with CyanogenMod, and that should be that, right? But the hype machine is not to be stopped, apparently. Congrats on your new job, Steve. Samsung is a great company to work for, we think you'll fit in well.
That said, it should not go unmentioned that one person does not a software team make (just as CM comprises a number of talented coders). For every "amateur" developer who gets hired or promoted (or just changes jobs), there are a whole lot of people just as talented who aren't in the spotlight. If any of you see one of us from the AC team out and about, give us a yell so we can buy you a beer or two.
As for CyanogenMod, work will continue, even if Steve doesn't have as much time to dedicate to it. Again, it's a community project, which a big reason why we like it, and why it's as good as it is.