Esmertec sent out an innocent-looking press release today: Jean-Claude Martinez Confirmed as CEO of Esmertec. But there’s a bit more to it than the title suggests:

Cost reductions: Management has decided to close down Esmertec’s subsidiary in Denmark and reduce significantly the operations in Japan. The company has assigned resources from other Esmertec’s offices and in Japan to continue supporting the products and customers in these regions.

What that means is that I now have a really long summer vacation. It also means that you shouldn’t expect an open source version of neptune to be released any time soon — in fact, don’t expect any version to be released at all.

Why has this happened? This press release gives a hint.

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