As reported on http://dwellonit.taterunino.net/2012/08/01/bob-komin-leaves-linden-lab/ (which quite frankly is the only trustworthy news blog about LL) Bob Komin is gone.
Bob was one of the high ups. Upper management of Linden Lab. He was there for the Mark Kingdon (M Linden) tenureship as CEO and according to several folks was instrumental in getting Rod Humble as the current CEO.
So what does this mean...Bob has gone, does it mean that LL is a sinking ship and Bob is running off?
Does it mean that Bob thinks he's done all he can to forward Linden Lab and now thinks that its time for the new CEO to shine?
Bob is more than likley off to another company which is in need of a shake up. If you take a look at the current management of Linden Lab, which you can see here http://lindenlab.com/about/management you'll notice two things. Rod Humble...who used to work for EA, infact he was a Vice President of an entire division of EA and of course, Will Wright, that genius of a man who gave us Spore and so many other RTS games and simulation games.
If the Lab was a sinking ship, do you honestly think that Will Wright would want his name attached to it? For that matter, do you think that Rod Humble who was a Vice President of EA Play and responsible for green lighting The Sims (which was developed by Will Wright) would stay on as CEO?
Of course they wouldn't! They would both bail out and look for other high paying jobs elsewhere.
What do i mean by the blog post title of "Its Starting"? Well, Bob was a hands on man. The way i see it Bob has went on to be hands on at another company. Bob also knows that Linden Lab is now in a far, far better shape as a company now, than it was when he took up office in 2010. He also knows that the current CEO, Rod Humble, is the right man for the top job to carry Linden Lab into 2013. What has started is the progressive ongoing overhaul of Linden Lab from the inside...by Rod Humble, and not Bob Komin.