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Dave D. Out Of Storage For One Year

by on Jun.02, 2009, under Storage

Dave D. Out Of Storage For One Year

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California has ruled, upholding the ruling of the Massachusetts court and legally enforcing Dave D’s non-compete. The opinions were wrong, EMC Legal wins once again. And you know what, I think this could have been Dave’s desired outcome from the…

California has ruled, upholding the ruling of the Massachusetts court and legally enforcing Dave D’s non-compete.

The opinions were wrong, EMC Legal wins once again.

And you know what, I think this could have been Dave’s desired outcome from the very beginning. After pulling down about $17.2M in compensation over the past three years, including getting a huge bonus for the work done on delivering Enterprise FLASH Drives to market, he gets to pack the wife and kids and dog up and take a bigger gig at HP across the country.

And all he had to do was to be willing to stay out of the storage game for a year.

Maybe HP knew that would be the price or maybe they didn’t, but I can’t believe that Dave didn’t know as he’s too sharp a tack.

And what does he care anyway? He’ll go off and battle DELL, IBM, Cisco and Sun/Oracle for a year and can pickup storage when the clock runs down.

Now, people will say “Yeah sure he’ll stay out of the storage game. Riiiggghttt” but why in god’s name would you leave yourself open to breaking a court order and pulling yourself and your employer back into court as a result?

I don’t think anyone outside HP will have to police his involvement with storage, HP’s legal department will do that to ensure no one opens the company to liability.

It’s their job to protect the company from such things and I think they’ll do a good job in this case.

Because if they don’t EMC Legal and a Federal Judge on both coasts will take a massive bite out of all their asses.

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