According to VMWare's official press release found here:
Seems like he was a naughty boy and was talking to Nutanix without the blessing of the VMWare team. Looks like this is the nuclear option if we are to believe what VMWare has said publicly about reaching out to both Nutanix and Ramaswami directly.
What do you think about this? Is this another way to kill competitive practices by the big brother? Is this something that is shady?
I'm not even sure what the punitive measures would be in the favor of VMWare, there is no way that Nutanix is going to fire him, so maybe a fine? Maybe forced information sharing during those 2 months?
All I've got to say is WOW