"Microsoft's hire of Tom Hanrahan, formerly director of
engineering for the Linux Foundation (and before that of the OSDL,
one of its predecessors) says a lot about the company's true open
"Hanrahan will now be running Microsoft's interoperability lab,
which it set up after its Novell deal. His immediate supervisor
will be Sam Ramji, who runs its Open Source Software Lab. Above him
will be Bill Hilf, general manager of the Platform Strategy
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