"I have accepted a job offer and will go back to a full time job in a few months. To avoid speculation and rumours: I am going to work for Google in Zurich. Fortunately I can spend part of my time on Vim." says Bram Moolenaar, author of Vim, the most famous text editor for Unix (you can also download the Windows version).
Other famous people hired by Google:
* Vint Cerf, internet "founding father"
* Guido van Rossum, creator of Python
* Ben Goodger, lead software engineer on Mozilla's Firefox development team
* Sean Egan, lead developer for Gaim
* Adam Bosworth, senior manager at Microsoft
* Udi Manber, chief executive of Amazon's A9 online search unit