Eric Benhamou is to resign as chairman of PalmSource in October. The company said it expects he will continue in his role as chairman of sister company PalmOne.
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PalmSource was spun out of PDA maker Palm in October last year, separating development of the Palm OS operating system and the devices using it.
With the two companies now firmly established as distinct entities since their separation, it is time for their boards to become more independent, Benhamou said. His resignation will take effect after PalmSource's. stockholders' meeting on 28 October, according to a company statement.
One other change to the PalmSource board of directors is in store, the company said. Satjiv S Chahil, former chief marketing officer of Palm, will not stand for re-election, but will remain as an advisor to the company.
Peter Sayer writes for IDG News Service