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November, 2006

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I've been at Microsoft since 1995, and have had the opportunity to work with some great people on hard problems. I spent two years doing field tech specialist work on infrastructure products and then moved to issue-based projects. I was the first full-time employee working on Y2K issues, then part of the Security Response Center, and then into a five-year project building up the Shared Source initiative and really focusing on OSS issues. For the past two years I have been focused on interoperability and standards.

Outside of work, my first love is my family. I know that sounds hackneyed, but it is true. Due to work, I don't get enough time with my wife and boys. My one personal indulgence is mountain biking, and I certainly don't do enough of that to be good at it. My most important contribution to science so far is a complete and total validation of the law of gravity. I have proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that it works every time.

As for my blog - it has opened the door for some absolutely great conversations with people I would never have come into contact with any other way. The issues that interest me the most are at the intersection of business, technology, policy, and intellectual property - so that is what I blog about. I am fascinated by the multitude of approaches that exist within the realm of the software community. I don't blog about my family, or what my cats are doing, or what is going on in my home town. This blog is 100% about work and it will stay that way.

Thanks to everyone who reads and comments here.

- Jason

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    Out for a week

    I'd like to thank all of you who have been commenting on the blog this past week or so. I have been reading them all and have been including that feedback into our work on the covenant. After months of working more hours per week than is healthy, I'll...
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    Thank You For The Feedback

    Most of the time I try to respond to the comments that come into my blog. There has been a rush of comments since the linking of my posting to a few news articles. 1) Thank you for the comments - I know many of you are skeptical about this process...
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    Interoperability Vendor Alliance

    One of the foundational elements to Microsoft’s delivering interoperability by design is working with community. Yesterday we took an important step in encouraging ongoing, constructive communication about interoperability among software vendors. The...
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    Your Input Requested

    One of the key elements in the Novell / Microsoft Collaboration announcement from last week was a patent covenant that was intended to provide non-commercial, individual open source developers with the coverage necessary for them to develop code without...
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    Joint or Separate - The Content Matters

    UPDATED Nov. 10 I have changed the content on the MS website - follow the links in this posting. Also, check out the comments to this post as there is a good conversation going on. ************ In a recent post up on the site...
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    Interoperability - Novell/Microsoft Collab Day 2

    This has been a crazy few days around Microsoft. I have not slept much, nor have the folks on the deal team, in the product groups, on the PR team, at our PR agency, and in conversations with the Novell guys they are in pretty much the same condition...
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    Novell and Microsoft Build A Bridge

    Today Microsoft and Novell signed, and announced, a landmark collaboration agreement for building bridges between Linux and Windows. The two companies agreed to a technical and IP collaboration agreement that builds a bridge between the worlds of Linux...
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    Interoperability Through Community - Zend/Microsoft Tech Collab

    UPDATED 11/1 with links at bottom: Bill Hilf and his team have done another tech collab deal that makes a huge amount of sense to me. Zend and Microsoft announced yesterday that the two companies are going to work together to make the PHP scripting...
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