Recent reports tell that Google's Search & AdWords API engineer Nelson Minar has made a decision to resign from his services. It is said that Nelson was on leave for a period of six-months, and now would no longer provide his services to Google.
From his blog:
"Today's my last day as an employee of Google. It feels a bit strange leaving such a great and productive company. But I'm ready to do something new with a smaller group of people. I particularly enjoyed being able to meddle and consult on various products as they were being born. "
Minar was the key person who created one of the open source projects at Media Lab Software Agents Group (MIT). The project was a distrubuted agent architechture for building decentralized applications out of ecologies of mobile agents, later code-named as Hive. Loosing him would probably be a big loss to Google.
Vist his blog for more infomation.