The one and only Jean-Baptiste Queru (JBQ) has been much beloved by the Android community for his work on the Android Open Source Project at Google, where he was the technical lead. Following a dispute over missing open source drivers a few weeks ago, JBQ departed from Mountain View. Now he's announced his new position... at Yahoo.
Just started a new job at @Yahoo. Great company, great people, great vision, I'm very excited.
— Jean-Baptiste Queru (@jbqueru) September 17, 2013
JBQ will be an Architect and Senior Principal Engineer working on Yahoo's suite of mobile apps. According to his tweets, JBQ only started the job yesterday. The move could be a good thing for Android users. Yahoo has traditionally had a lot of trouble making apps that don't stink. Perhaps JBQ can give the team some direction.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (a former Googler herself) has been on quite a tear lately, acquiring companies and making big hires. Picking up a high profile developer like JBQ will be yet another feather in Yahoo's increasingly lavish cap.