And with all that insider knowledge, from the teams running technical concepts and current workings by him.
So, JJCale, do you think he was a plant?
No idea ...never paid attention to this guy before.,,, and I like a little bit of evidence/information before I get going,... cant "cant connect the dots" if there are no dots that I am aware of.
With that in mind, and realising that we are dealing with a real person and not some undefined "they" - and the very real guy has a very real reputation - I think a small bit of our speculation is a little bit too lurid and suggestive of bad motives/intentions eg being a plant or steering things in a wrong direction ..... as far as I can see we have not much idea what is going on. I dont see a link to an article or any other source except a couple of tweets.
So I did a google search and found some articles with no more information than we have in the thread - the only relevant info is he is he used to work for teams as an engineer, has access to sensitive info in his role, and he has been placed on 3 months gardening leave. I can understand why folks would say this suggests he is going to join a team. And that having served 3 months gardening leave he will have no contractual or other difficulty..... I would find that surprising/disappointing as we have seen senior personnel moving between teams tend to serve at least 6 months gardening leave.... I do note the timing of the resignation + gardening leave means that he will have very little to do with designing 2018 ... but, obviously, I have no idea if that is fortuitous or something that has been worked out - though I instinctively suspect the latter as, if the speculation that he is joining a team is right, then the timing is very convenient in terms of avoiding controversy.
The other way of looking at it is that 3 months is shorter than what we have seen for senior personnel so this is possibly just a minimum contractual or agreed period (to make sure all concerned are safe and not sorry in the future) and he is in fact not going to be joining a team.
Impossible to say at this point which speculation is right.
Beyond that I dont know what can be said at this time - but I am sure there are folks here who are much better informed (and probably just more clever) ... and so can speculate to a greater degree. But I prefer to wait for more info before going any further. Especially as we are focusing on a single individual and his employment - and he is not a famous person - so it is important to be more careful than usual when doing so.
Sorry to be a wet blanket.
Edited by jjcale, 27 September 2017 - 06:03.