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06.26.09

Microsoft Executive Quits, Another Microsoft Executive Penetrates Juniper

Posted in Antitrust, Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 5:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Ice fishing

Summary: Former Softies drill into the competition

THE ONGOING Microsoft exodus included this departure which was long coming. Jawad Khaki is finally leaving the company,

Jawad Khaki, a longtime Microsoft executive who was an early member of the Windows NT development team, is leaving the company at the end of the month.

We have already seen Jawad Khaki in antitrust correspondence.

There is another interesting move however. Gerri Elliott quit Microsoft several months ago after she had damaged Free software and GNU/Linux adoption. We mentioned her also in [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] where concrete examples were given. Well, it turns out that she is landing in Juniper now.

Gerri Elliott, who left Microsoft in January after leading the Worldwide Public Sector division for nearly eight years, landed a job at Juniper Networks as executive vice president of Strategic Alliances, Juniper announced Tuesday.

Now so long ago, Juniper had installed a Microsoft executive as CEO and we saw possible impact. What will be the future impact of Microsoft people running Juniper? It is worth watching closely what happens there.

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3 Comments

  1. The Mad Hatter said,

    June 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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    Roy,

    You might want to watch the terminology:

    Another Microsoft Executive Penetrates Juniper

    It sounds like cheap porn.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Yes, it’s a playful headline, but it was not intended to sound sexual, just like a negative thing. Watch the picture too.

    I only later realised that Gerri had a longer career at IBM (about 20 years in Big Blue).

  2. The Mad Hatter said,

    June 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm

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    Yeah, saw the picture. If it had have been a jackhammer, I would have commented on that too.

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