Linux gossip: Rasterman (aka Carsten Haitzler), the author of the Enlightenment window manager, has left Red Hat (where he was working on GNOME) due to what in the entertainment industry would be called creative differences. Slashdot has posted an email message he sent to the Enlightenment mailing list in which he burns his Red Hat bridges with aplomb. If you don’t feel like reading the email message, I’ll summarize: Red Hat is a sellout, GNOME and KDE suck, and Enlightenment is on its way to being the greatest thing since sliced bread. After you’ve followed the free software world for awhile, blowups like this never come as a surprise, they’re really one of the best things about it. By the way, I’m forecasting that he’ll get a job with Penguin Computing or VA Linux Systems.