Can a Linux veteran deflect the angry mob from the Microsoft door?

Posted by monmouthing on Jun 8, 2007 3:38 PM EDT
IT Pro; By Davey Winder
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Tom Hanrahan, best known within the open source movement for his recent role as Director of Engineering at the Linux Foundation, has been confirmed as the new Director of Linux Interoperability at, wait for it, Microsoft.

The role would appear to have been created to take the helm at the Microsoft/Novell Interoperability Lab, in an effort to ensure that the Linux and Windows operating systems will be able to run successfully side-by-side on enterprise systems. Whether the move will be successful in deflecting the huge explosion of online criticism over the Microsoft and Novell deal, not least because of the patent provision aspect, remains to be seen.

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