Beagle search software programmer heads to Google

Jon Trowbridge, the Novell programmer who led the Beagle desktop search tool Linux, has left to become an open-source developer at Google. Trowbridge announced the move in December on his blog, saying

Novell's Joe Shaw will take over as maintainer of the Beagle project, Shaw and Trowbridge said. Shaw announced Beagle 0.1.4 in late December.

Novell is hiring to fill Trowbridge's post, Trowbridge pointed out last week.

Beagle is part of the GNOME desktop interface software project most often used with Linux.

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