Didn’t you get that memo?
The disturbing reality is that the hybrid source [GPL] model depends heavily upon sponging talent from U.S. corporations and/or U.S. proprietary software. Samizdat’s Critics… Brown Responds, AdTI
Every time you do something, you should ask yourself: “Is This Good For The Company?” Any further diversion of valuable intellectual resources from Company-approved projects to your own ideas will be prosecuted as theft. That is all.
It is somewhat comforting to think that Microsoft is so scared of the potential of the (L)GPL and Linux that they would actually pay for that crap. I wonder if they wrote off those payments as charitable donations on their taxes, too.