Gumstix, Inc. Appoints Industry Veteran as Project Leader for Gumstix Software

Nov 13, 2007, 00:00 ET from Gumstix, Inc.

    PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gumstix, Inc., maker of
 the world's smallest full-function computers, today announced Steve Sakoman
 as project leader for all gumstix software.
     Sakoman was most recently vice-president of software technology at
 Apple Computer. Prior to that, he had been chief products officer at
 PalmSource after its acquisition of Be, Inc. A co-founder of Be with former
 Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassee, Sakoman had led development of the
 original BeBox and eventually served as the company's chief operating
     From 1984 to 1990, Sakoman was director of CPU development managing the
 hardware group, which was responsible for the Apple II and Macintosh
 product lines. In 1987, he formed the team behind the Apple Newton to
 realize his vision of the world's first PDA.
     "Steve has been a Gumstix customer for more than two years now," said
 W. Gordon Kruberg, president and CEO of Gumstix, Inc. "and has been an
 active member of the open source community. His leadership focus at Gumstix
 will begin with deployment of a stable, well documented open source gumstix
 software environment for our customers".
     About Gumstix, Inc.
     Founded in 2003, Gumstix develops and sells small form factor computers
 & related products to commercial product designers, network managers,
 software engineers & hobbyists in more than 50 countries around the world.
 The Gumstix product lines support the growing networking and wireless
 devices markets with a full ranger of motherboards, expansion boards and
 computers running an open- source platform suitable for rapid product
 development and scalable deployment.
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