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Microsoft Expands Its Open Source Presence

Lora Bentley

Many thanks to Jonathan Allen at InfoQ for pointing out this tidbit: Microsoft's open source team is growing. Not long after luring Tom Hanrahan away from the Linux Foundation, the software giant has chosen its Open Source Community Lead from within.

 

Garrett Serack, formerly of Microsoft's Federated Identity Group, is taking on the new role. In an MSDN post, Serack says he will be responsible for "building and connecting open source communities around Microsoft Platforms."

 

To those who aren't so sure that Microsoft and open source can coexist, he says,

Well, I'm not going to try convince you of anything. What I am going to do is to shine the light on the things Microsoft is doing to create communities in the open source world.

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