Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 22:29 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Novell and Ximian Jeremy Allison (of Samba fame) has resigned from Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement, which he calls 'a mistake' which will be 'damaging to Novell's success in the future'. His main issue with the deal, though, is "that even if it does not violate the letter of the licence, it violates the intent of the GPL licence the Samba code is released under, which is to treat all recipients of the code equally." He leaves the company at the end of this month.
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by nicholas on Thu 21st Dec 2006 22:54 UTC
nicholas
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2005-07-07

I see he got work line up first before he quit his job.

Real bravado!

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RE: Google
by Sphinx on Thu 21st Dec 2006 22:59 in reply to "Google"
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2005-07-09

Most people at his level have at least five offers on the table at any given point of time so even if he'd just grabbed his hat and gave the traditional two word exit interview it's doubtful he would have gone half an hour without any prospects. Tech is hot again here.

Edited 2006-12-21 23:02

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RE: Google
by Tuishimi on Thu 21st Dec 2006 23:17 in reply to "Google"
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2005-07-06

Brave and smart. I don't know if he has a family or not, but my first concern would lie there. Principles be damned.

This man said "this is wrong", got another job and left.

I think he deserves the applause he is receiving here. This isn't one of those things that are life and death. It's not like a grenade came in, and he had to jump on it to save his comrades.

And I am sure he stewed over it awhile as well before coming to his decision.

Again, he decided this was wrong, he decided to leave, so he found a job and left. That's pretty righteous.

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RE: Google
by Coxy on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 08:02 in reply to "Google"
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2006-07-01

Maybe he's got a family or a house that needs paying off... I wouldn't leave one job without having another first, neither would any sane person. When your out of school, and your voice has broken maybe your manage to get a girlfriend *laughs* , some kids and your see why people don't just quit jobs without having another lined up.

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RE[2]: Google
by leavengood on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 09:24 in reply to "RE: Google"
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2006-12-13

"Maybe he's got a family or a house that needs paying off... I wouldn't leave one job without having
another first, neither would any sane person. When your out of school, and your voice has broken
maybe your manage to get a girlfriend *laughs* , some kids and your see why people don't just quit
jobs without having another lined up"

I quit a job six months ago without another one lined up. I haven't worked since, by choice. I have a mortgage, but no family. The point is, this isn't insane. There is a concept called "saving money" that can allow people to do what I did.

I mostly did this because I wanted to start my own business, but I decided to have a good long sabbatical first.

Maybe I'm weird but I'm amazed how people are so scared about losing or quitting jobs. I guess the statistics about most people (especially Americans) not saving any money are true. That is why most people never build wealth.

Regarding the topic, I think it was fine what Jeremy did and I would probably do the same thing in his place.

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