THE VOLE'S Bill Hilf recently added another hat as the general manager of Windows server marketing, writes Network World.
Added to his previous responsibility as director of Microsoft's Open Source Lab with the title general manager of platform strategy, Hilf's new title is general manager of Windows server marketing and platform strategy.
A spokesvole said "This expanded role is a natural evolution of the work Bill has led at Microsoft over the past four years - working together with Microsoft technology development teams and the open source community to build interoperable solutions on top of the Windows Platform, and continuing the discussion around Linux and Windows."
The move is sure to puzzle some industry observers because it appears that these combined roles might be seen to involve an inherent conflict of interest, if Microsoft is being honest about its desire to coexist and interoperate with open sauce, that is.
It makes perfect sense if the Vole's real agenda is to continue to deny interoperability of its server software with and crush open source software. If that's the case, making the guy in charge of Microsoft's vision of open source "interoperability" also responsible for increasing its Windows server market share does fit. µ
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