Mike Olson sold his open-source database startup, Sleepycat, to Oracle and earlier this year. The family, however, had other plans and has booted him out of the house. "Get a real job, Honey!" were the words his wife used to chase him from the house, eyewitness reports reveal.
Well, Mike hasn't managed to get a real job just yet, but he will be spending some time with Hyperic, a leading open-source IT management company. According to Javier Soltero, Hyperic's CEO, Mike will be "helping us develop the next generation of killer products."
I pressed Javier for more detail over IM, and he offered up this lame response:
He's consulting with us a few days a week working on this new product we're launching very soon....
He's fired up about what we're doing (which I can't tell you!).
Javier is like one of those people that tell you they have a secret but they won't divulge it. I want answers! :-)
In all seriousness, landing Mike as a consultant/advisor/interested onlooker is a real coup. Mike hasfor his next gig. No doubt it will be big. In the meantime, he's going to be helping to make Hyperic even more successful.