A programmer on another team is working on the same problem that I am working on. He knows Mason and I know WWW::Mechanize. We need to make Mechanize work with Mason so naturally, working together would be valuable.
No. His boss saw him working with a programmer on another team and got upset. Today, he (the other programmer) was asked if we should pair and I replied that I didn't think it would be a good idea since his boss didn't like it. Now word is going around that he and I have been forbidden to work together.
Sigh. It's like that game of telephone that we played as kids, but with a vicious twist to it.