Mike Devlin, Rational's co-founder and fearless leader for some 25 years, has decided to retire. I've known Mike for over 30 years; he and I graduated from the US Air Force Academy (class of '77) where we were both computer science majors. I wish him much happiness. Mike shepherded Rational from a tiny hardware company that built an Ada machine (that in turn existed solely to host an amazingly advanced software development environment) to a public company to now an IBM division. Mike's work has made a fundamental difference to our industry. Thank you, Mike, it's been an amazing journey.
You can read more about Mike's retirement at eWeek.