Microsoft can’t keep Linux geek in its lab?
Daniel Robbins, the founder and former chief architect of the Gentoo Linux project, has quit his job at Microsoft after only eight months, the software giant has confirmed.
“The reason I decided to leave had to do with my specific experiences working in Microsoft’s Linux Lab. Although I believe that the concept behind Microsoft’s Linux Lab is a good one, I wasn’t able to work at my full level of technical ability and I found this frustrating,” he said.
Robbins’s new job is the chief technical officer of ABC Coding Solutions, a company that provides informatin products and consulting services in the health industry.
My two cents
Working with others, especially big company like Microsoft is very different than working on own project. I guess Daniel Robbins did not get enough freedom to do what he wants to do.