PalmSource CEO steps down

PalmSource chief executive officer David Nagel has “stepped down” from his job, says the company.

PalmSource chief executive officer David Nagel has “stepped down” from his job, says the company.

No reason for the change was disclosed by the company, and Nagel will be replaced by interim CEO Patrick McVeigh, who is currently senior vice-president for worldwide licensing.

The company said it was looking for a permanent successor for Nagel, who “will remain at PalmSource in an advisory role until mid-July”.

Jean-Louis Gassée, chairman of the PalmSource board, said, “We appreciate that Dave is staying on to ensure a smooth transition and wish him the best in his future ventures.”

PalmSource develops and licenses the Palm operating system for mobile devices and is also now a leading player in Linux and other open source mobile operating systems.  

PalmSource was spun off from Palm in 2003, went public in 2004, and completed the acquisition of China MobileSoft Technologies in January this year.

This acquisition led to PalmSource becoming a leading player in open source mobile operating systems.

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