I just saw the official announcement that Kevin Cochrane has joined Day Software as CMO. Kevin was an early Interwoven employee, then left Interwoven for Alfresco where he ran product management. John Newton blogged back in June that Kevin was leaving Alfresco as he wanted to move back to the Bay Area.
Bringing Kevin on board is a coup for Day, but not all that surprising given that Day’s new CEO (since May) Erik Hansen is also ex-Interwoven. And there are some similarities between Day and Alfresco, as Day does have open source efforts and credibility via the Apache Jackrabbit project and associated Day CRX product.
Still, Day is first and foremost a commercial software vendor with a traditional licensing model, though we have expected for some time that the company might start to more aggressively pursue open source from a business perspective. Will Kevin lead Day in that direction?