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Discussion on: No, I don't want to become an Angular GDE

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Sergey Fetiskin

I know only Olivier's story, he was a contractor all the time and he's contract ended. Google decided to not prolong and use internal resources (Pete Bacon Darwin) for i18n. From outside it doesn't look like he was forced to leave

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Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen Author

Olivier's story seems like anything but a success. From the way he joined the Angular team (stop working on your open source library, it's more popular than Angular's built-in solution) to how it turned out that the use cases he wanted to support and saw the need for in the community would never ship in Angular itself. These use cases are non-concerns for Google and it ended up virtually killing the most popular free alternative.