In Martin Fowlers blog there was this article about Ruby and Microsoft. While pondering the possibility of Microsoft implementing a .Net implementation of the Ruby Platform. There is this one sentence that caught my eye. Here it is
[snip]..but Microsoft imposes drastic limitations on its employees' ability to download open source software, let alone look at the source.[snip]
He makes this observation while talking about the difficulty in porting the ruby runtime. I am wondering, can someone do this these days? Put a ban on all its workers from browsing to open source projects? I am sure they have a very complicated, comprehensive filters around their boundaries. There are also reports of dogs and cats getting into MS campus, never to be heard from again!!!