I expect to receive a credible offer from Microsoft in the next two weeks. I in no way initiated the conversation, nor am I an any way unhappy with IBM.
Based on discussions so far, it looks like the offer would be to work for Omri Gazitt, or possibly John Shewchuk. We’ve discussed a number of possible roles, most of them focusing on Open Web activities, either advocating their increased and correct use within Microsoft, and/or engaging in Open Web communities on Microsoft’s behalf.
I would expect to continue working with the ASF, the W3C, and ECMA TC39, though my role may end up changing a bit in the latter two. Relocation is not an option at this time.