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Microsoft Hires an Open-Source Identity Expert

Dec 12, 2008, 15:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Hardt insists that this isn't a sell-out move (He likely doesn't need the money, having sold ActiveState to Sophos a few years back), arguing that he "was recruited to Microsoft because (he is) an independent thinker." He's probably right. Microsoft has been seeking to bring more contrarian outside counsel into the company in the past year or two. The fact that Hardt won't "fit right in" is probably a big selling point to his hiring manager."

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