Avie Tevanian Leaving Apple?

An SFGate blog reports that Apple has confirmed that Avie Tevanian will be leaving Apple at the end of March to “pursue other interests“. Avie Tevanian currently holds the position of Chief Software Technology Officer at Apple and was previously the vice president of Engineering at NeXT. Tevanian was one of the principal designers and engineers of the Mach operating system on which NEXTSTEP and subsequently Mac OS X were based.

Tevanian had previously been rumored to have been leaving Apple in 2001.