Sam Ramji becomes Microsoft's head of Open Source and Linux

I just read the news in Matt Asay's posting from earlier today

Sam Ramji just got a promotion: Sam will now be running Microsoft's worldwide open-source and Linux team (roughly 120 people and counting).

Sam had been the director of Microsoft's open-source software lab. In this new role, he'll continue to oversee the lab but also take on a more strategic role within the company (and, by extension, within the industry).

Chatting with Sam

I met Sam last summer at OSCON and was very impressed with what a sharp, friendly and down-to-earth guy he was. 

I was particularly impressed when I asked him if he would be up for an on-the-spot recorded interview and he said he'd be happy to do it right after a meeting he had.  No hesitation, no NDA or contract for me to sign. 

Here is the interview (8:27)  Listen

I hope to be able to grab him again at OSCON this year.

Pau for now.... 

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