I heard from John a month or two ago that he would be coming to Microsoft, and it looks like he's broken the news (and Soma too!). The RubyCLR bridge that he created is totally awesome, so I hope someone hears his requests and picks up and project and continues the great work he's done in it.

It's going to be awesome to have John at Microsoft; for one thing, I will be able to meet him and see whether we can collaborate on any projects within Microsoft. For another thing, I hope he can really help drive the future of dynamic languages at Microsoft.