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April 20, 2012
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JW on Big Companies, IP
A quick follow-up to yesterday's long discourse on why Twitter's IPA is doomed. Part of the analysis of why is my differing opinion on how good engineers think. Today I direct your attention to "Why I joined Microsoft" by James Whittaker. He's been at MS, left for Google, and has now gone back. In the blog he explains why, including his view that MS is where he can "find work [to] be passionate about." Oh, and it "has the right collection of IP, product segment leadership and technical assets to be a disruptor." That is the calculus of a senior developer who's been in several environments and has his choice of where to work next. If you want to fashion an intellectual property agreement that is going to change the game, you need to understand the people whom you expect to sign that agreement.
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