September 11, 2009

Should Microsoft Hire an Open-Source Diplomat or a Revolutionary?

Article Source The Open Road
September 10, 2009, 11:38 pm


Microsoft has had some exceptional people driving its open-source strategy over the years. Now, with Sam Ramji, senior director of platform strategy and Microsoft's point man on open source, officially leaving for a Silicon Valley-based startup, Microsoft has the opportunity to select someone that will ramp its open-source engagement to the next level. Should Microsoft choose a pragmatist or an anarchist?

It's a provocative question, but one that becomes easier to answer when you consider the state of open source at Microsoft, and how its various open-source leaders have managed it.

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