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New MS Open Source Chief Talks Turkey

Steve Ballmer once called Linux a "cancer." Redmond has lightened up considerably since those ill-chosen words were said.

Microsoft has a new opens source chief, Gianuga Rabellino, who spoke with Redmond writer Kurt Mackie. Rabellino's main issue is not writing open source or porting apps to Linux, but insuring interoperability.

New to the job, Rabellino spends most of his time traveling and listening. Gianuga already has some open source chops -- he is still the vp behind Apache XML and also founded an open source consultancy.

What should Microsoft do to support open source? Thoughts welcome at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/02/2011 at 1:18 PM


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