AlexGr writes "In the latest example of a Linux distributor looking to get closer to Microsoft, Red Hat said Tuesday that it has joined the Interop Vendor Alliance—a group of tech companies that are working to make their products more interoperable with those produce in Redmond.
Red Hat said most of its work within the group will focus on making its middleware more compatible with Microsoft's and will build on efforts previously undertaken by its JBoss division. The goal, Red Hat says, is to ensure that its products can perform well in environments in which Windows also plays a large role. Shaun Connolly, Red Hat's VP for product management, says the company is looking to make its user experience "transparent and seamless in spite of heterogeneous environments.""
February 16, 2007