Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Apr 2009 10:05 UTC
Microsoft Jonathan Shapiro, main developer of Coyotos and BitC, has announced on the project's mailing list that he has been hired by Microsoft, and that he won't be able to continue to work on Coyotos and BitC. He promises to deliver a final release of BitC, with all the intended features, but he warns that that may not be possible. At Microsoft, he's going to work on the Midori project.
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RE: Well Done
by abstraction on Mon 6th Apr 2009 11:37 UTC in reply to "Well Done"
abstraction
Member since:
2008-11-27

Yes! Give up your hopes and dreams and come work for Microsoft.

We have the best operating system in the world. It is fast, secure and popular! How do we know this? It has the most users!

We care about what our customers think - that is why every time a program "exits" a little box will appear where you can fill in your thoughts about the experience because we trust the judgement of our users more than our programmers! We always reply to these.

In the next version will be focusing on cloud computing - an incredible new cool feature that lets your computer talk to another one. Wow!

And remember, for every dollar we earn you will be given an extra pad on the back. Because we couldn't have done it without your help.

Congratulations!

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RE[2]: Well Done
by Luminair on Mon 6th Apr 2009 11:44 in reply to "RE: Well Done"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

what makes you think you know more than Jonathan Shapiro

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RE[3]: Well Done
by abstraction on Mon 6th Apr 2009 11:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Well Done"
abstraction Member since:
2008-11-27

What makes you think I think I know more than Jonathan Shapiro?

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RE[2]: Well Done
by sbergman27 on Mon 6th Apr 2009 14:18 in reply to "RE: Well Done"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Yes! Give up your hopes and dreams and come work for Microsoft.

It's really not so bad. Once you get your Borg implants you don't care anymore. And they pay pretty well.

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RE[2]: Well Done
by DeadFishMan on Mon 6th Apr 2009 15:57 in reply to "RE: Well Done"
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2006-01-09

Dude, the guy has to put food on the table! And MS probably approached him with the right price... Seriously, as much as I love Linux and OSS in general, I'd never decline a good job offer, no matter where it comes from. In fact, I did work for Microsoft for one and a half years! ^_^

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v RE[3]: Well Done
by sbergman27 on Mon 6th Apr 2009 16:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Well Done"