David Stutz, a Microsoft executive responsible for Microsoft’s Shared Source project, resigned last week. He then went on and posted a “sanitized” version of his resignation letter to the web. In it, he criticizes his former employers for not being visionary and he urges Microsoft to embrace the Open Source wave.
As much as the letter is certainly written with the emotional zeal of a person who has finally left a job that left him frustrated, the letter is sincere, and his concerns are valid. Is anyone in Redmond listening?