Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2007 16:30 UTC, submitted by Michael Zandstra
ReactOS "Alex Ionescu, the ReactOS kernel coordinator, has resigned. Alex first joined the project in 2004, around the 0.2.2 release. Since then, he's been at the center of quite a few squabbles about how to code the kernel. However, Alex has also been responsible for completely rewriting the kernel almost from the ground up. Today, about 60% of the kernel code is probably his. The reason for Alex's departure is because of his joining David Solomon's Expert Seminars as an instructor. Because this job would place him in close contact with many Microsoft programmers and also give him access to other Microsoft properties, continuing with the project would have resulted in possible conflicts of interest."
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RE: Monkey see, monkey do
by RandomGuy on Fri 8th Jun 2007 09:49 UTC in reply to "Monkey see, monkey do"
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His employer did not require this. He made the choice.
From his blog:
"I made the difficult choice of amicably severing my ties with the project."

And it was the right decision. Otherwise people would claim that he used his new insights into Windows' architecture to improve Reactos' kernel.
This would be _very_ harmful to the whole project since MS would get yet another reason to sue the sh*t out of them.

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