by Peter Galli on January 27, 2011 07:00am

Last fall Microsoft hired Gianugo Rabellino, a Vice President of the Apache XML Project Management Committee and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sourcesense, as Senior Director of Open Source Communities.

Earlier this week Gianugo participated in a roundtable discussion filmed for Channel 9 that also includes Stephen Walli, Technical Director for the Outercurve Foundation, and Garrett Serack, an Open Source developer here at Microsoft.

 You can also watch the video on Channel 9 here.

Gianugo has a deep understanding of open source technologies and platforms, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to a group of passionate and committed individuals who share his same enthusiasm for interoperability and openness between Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms.

With the work to deepen interoperability across open source solutions prevalent across Microsoft and, as the go-to guy at Microsoft for all things related to open Source Communities, Gianugo is headed to Europe to meet with folk from the field and communities on a "listen and learn" trip, which he explains further in the video.