MrWeird writes: "I just found this and this over on Yahoo News. Apparently, Microsoft has been threatening a startup called Crossgain to sue them about noncompete agreements of former MS employees they had hired. The company had to let go 25% of their staff including CEO and two founders, all former MS employees. The second Yahoo article has a good point about how to MS, "the competition" is almost every software company out there." I don't think Microsoft's actions make much difference in the larger scheme of things, but I found this interesting because so many people sign non-compete agreements without really thinking about the consequences. Have you signed one? What do you expect to do when you leave your current job?