Msg. 202500 of 202722
The job also means keeping a step ahead of a group of employees who don't think twice about writing their own code or provisioning their own server if they have an IT need.
Msg. 202541 of 202722
It in here.
Just a thought; if MSFT was fighting the VCSY case tooth and nail, wouldn't you want someone like Scott still at MSFT and still very loyal to MSFT because they're paying his bills...? If he is an important figure in this case, why fire him and get him angry if his words and testimony could come back to screw you? But, if MSFT had settled and/or were working on a settlement that was almost done, and Scott was one of the architect's of this problem, one of the reason MSFT is going to have to settle this case, his firing wouldn't harm MSFT. The case is settled. He won't have to testify. MSFT could use a scapegoat now because the case is over or will be over, in a sense. Just a thought. If VCSY can subpoena this guy in a court case, he would be VCSY's best friend because MSFT fired him. So...the move really doesn't make much sense to MSFT if this guy is an important cog as others are making him out to be. Now MSFT is full of ego, and they do a lot of things that don't make sense, but this seems like suicide in this court case if it moves forward. Conversely, if MSFT settles. They need to drop their "infringement" in someone's lap. Just strange. And strange timing on top of it.
I agree with your points. Now, plug Scott in as the scapegoat set up to perform the infringing technology integration in 2005 and bounced now. Why? Gates and Ballmer can blame any discovered infringement on their go-to technology guy.
Scott is the one who was the key guy in new technology introduction. The minions could have purged all their work when VCSY got the Siteflash patent and re-introduced the concepts when Scott came on board. Scott then becomes the guy responsible for bringing "that technology" into Microsoft after the patent was granted.
That allows Ballmer to know his company will have the tech in play as he needs it and also allows him to have righteous indignation to find the tech is VCSY patented technology when it becomes obvious they're going to have to settle with VCSY.
The introduction of various elements within this past week is difficult to explain if Microsoft intends to fight VCSY. At some point VCSY is going to call foul on 521 if the fight is in full force.
Then POSCASH wrote:
All I can say is I like your thoughts and all of this speculation does make sense.
If true, it could be a best seller as a book deal! LOL
Interesting also that this topic of S. Stuart being fired has really got the bashers
in a frenzy!
MORE FROM PORT:
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 08:57:45 -0800 From: port Subject: Re: FW: scott at MSFT
This only makes sense with a settlement. It does not make sense without a settlement. It's almost like Microsoft is settling in along with Google, Adobe and IBM as far as their subdued marketing and marking time with the competitors:
It’s surprising to me how little Microsoft is doing to publicize the Windows Live APIs and tools that it is making available to developers. Instead, the Redmondians are letting Google steal all the thunder — while simultaneously hoping to siphon a little of Google’s momentum by choosing a “Fire” based name for the upcoming Microsoft Silverlight developers’ workshop…Microsoft Silverlight Fire Starter vs. Google’s OpenSocial Campfire.
I think what happened to Scott was Ballmer ejecting his plan to bring the technology in in case the VCSY folded (he would have had the tech ready to go) and now he needs to look like his technology people are doing brand new work.
BUT. If Scott catches on that he was a pawn, this kind of strategy could blow up in Ballmer's face. It's all very confusing and that's why it's hard to track this kind of thing without somebody coughing up some real information. That's why the rumors need to be wrung out.
And finally, to be fair to the Idiot Brigade, their Lieutenant Moron spoke up:
Msg. 202565 of 202652
perhaps morrie should spend less time hacking out ridiculous emails & thinking more about what he'd like to comment on.
scott is likely of no importance. If he was the smoking gun like you lunatics like to make him out to be, MSFT would've transferred him out of the country & out of range of the court system.
I get amusement every time one of you nitwits posts a conspiracy theroy.