Monday, February 17, 2003

Group Program Manager Bids Flippant Farewell to Microsoft

Group Program Manager Bids Flippant Farewell to Microsoft "People leave Microsoft all the time, and many of them pass along their departing thoughts in e-mail messages to their colleagues. But the missive sent by David Stutz, a respected technical thinker within the company for more than 10 years, is more intriguing than most.
In his last job, Mr. Stutz, 46, was a group program manager for Microsoft's "shared source" initiative — a crucial effort at the company to deal with the threat from the open-source software movement partly by sharing more Microsoft code with universities and industry partners. And after leaving the company on Feb. 7, Mr. Stutz last week posted what he termed a "sanitized version" of his retirement e-mail message on his personal Web site (www.synthesist.net)."
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