Assuming all information posted by tilly is accurate, what more could there possibly be to the story that would negate my point? It seems to be a fairly straightforward point does it not? Discouraging your employees from improving their skills through contributions to open software development is a stupid move.
So what's the counter-argument? Why would I bother pursuing this further?
Oh, and I didn't say his employer was 'evil' I actually referred to being silent and ignoring such problems as 'evil.'