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 BluenoseJake on Fri 8th Jun 2007 15:57 UTC in reply to "Monkey see, monkey do"
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

I don't believe that MS made him quit ReactOS, it could be he took it upon himself to keep from being caught in a conflict of interest and potentially doing damage to the project. ReactOS cannot claim to keep a cleanroom implementation of the Win32 api or the NT kernel if Alex Ionescu has seen the code for a part of Windows, and then works on ReactOS after that.

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