Gentoo Linux founder quits Microsoft
An NDA would only prohibit him from disclosing anything about the code or projects that he saw at Microsoft. This would include prohibiting him creating his own product based on code he worked on at Microsoft. But no way would it prohibit him from *ever* working on a Open Source project again.
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mlw Whoah... not so fast. This is interesting and brings up a much larger point. In the spirit of fail disclosure I'll go on record as saying generally better than using something like RemoteDesktop...
This entire thread hasgone down a ridiculous rat-hole. The guy simply said that he wants to go and work on a .NET project of his own. Isn't it much more likely that he really does want to work on a .NET project of his own rather than his employment contract prohibiting him from EVER working on open source again.
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begin oeprotect.scr Actually, it's a huge improvement on having to use outlook; most of my colleagues use the web...
I guess he's so peeed off about MS keeping him out of OpenSource that he decided to get back at them by embracing one of their technologies (.NET) and writing software for it. If anything the software-projects that he was exposed to at MS had a very good chance of being .NET based. In which case the entire NDA theory goes out the window. By building .NET apps he is doing something much closer to what he did at MS than if he went out and developed generic OSS-Linux apps.