TechCrunch reports Opera founder Jon S. von Tetzchner has left the company. The exact reason why he resigns is unknown, in an e-mail to Opera employees he vaguely explains that he's departing because the board and management do not share the same values as he does and also because of a difference in opinions on how to evolve Opera.
It is with a heavy heart that I send this message. Next week will be my
last at Opera. It has become clear that The Board, Management and I do not
share the same values and we do not have the same opinions on how to keep
evolving Opera. As a result I have come to an agreement with the Board to
end my time at Opera. I feel the Board and Management is more quarterly
focused than me. I have always worked to build the company for the future.
I believe the foundation we have is very solid to build further upon.
I do believe strongly in Opera as a company, and in all of you working
here. Our products actually make a difference for a lot of people in the
world, and I wish you all the best of luck moving forward. I will be
following the company closely and rooting for you all.