Microsoft hires John Lam, the creator of the RubyCLR bridge between the Ruby language and the Microsoft CLR (Common Language Runtime). He will be joining Microsoft in January, but details are to be revealed.

"I've decided to stage a friendly takeover of Microsoft. As of January 2007 my new work address will be Building 42 at Microsoft," Lam said in a blog post on Oct. 21. "I'll be working in the CLR team to help bring the love of dynamic languages out to the statically typed heathens."

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