Here’s an interesting piece of IT industry news: it has been reported that the person who brought Linux to Oracle, a man known as “Mr Linux”, has moved over to Microsoft. Here are the details.
Image of Wim Coekaerts from Oracle
ZDNet has reported that Wim Coekaerts has left his position as Oracle senior vice-president of Linux and virtualisation engineering. Microsoft has confirmed he has joined the company as the corporate vice-president of open source in the Enterprise Cloud Group.
Coekaerts joined Oracle in 1995 and was responsible for launching the Oracle Linux OS distribution. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Linux.SYS-CON.com.
I guess it’s no surprise that Microsoft would want to beef up its Linux and open source credentials after surprising everybody with an announcement it was bringing Ubuntu and the Bash Shell to Windows 10. It’d be interesting to see more Linux news from Microsoft following the addition of Coekaerts.