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Open Source and Community Licensing Summit Participants (Partial Listing)

March 10, 1999

Jeremy Allison
Jeremy Allison is one of the lead developers on the Samba Team, a group of programmers developing an Open Source Windows™ compatible file and print server product for UNIX systems. Developed over the Internet in a distributed manner similar to the Linux system, Samba is used by multinational corporations and educational establishments worldwide. With a wide background in UNIX and Windows NT systems, Jeremy has been working on Samba since its origin in 1993, and is currently adding support for the Windows NT Domain controller protocols into Samba. He works for Silicon Graphics, which funds his work on Samba.

Eric Allman
Sendmail, Inc.
Eric Allman was the original author of sendmail and continues to lead sendmail.org, the worldwide team of volunteers that maintains and supports the Open Source™ product. He was the Chief Programmer on the INGRES database management project and an early contributor to Berkeley UNIX, authoring syslog, tset, the troff -me macros, and trek in addition to sendmail. He received a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley in 1980. He was a principal designer of the first commercial client/server implementation and of database user and application interfaces at Britton Lee, Inc. (later Sharebase). He contributes a monthly column titled "Eye on E-Mail," to Boardwatch Magazine.

Larry M. Augustin
VA Research
Larry Augustin founded VA Research in 1993 while a graduate student at Stanford University. Described by Salon Magazine as a "slightly harried" Linux "holy warrior," Larry says his real claim to fame is entering the Linux business instead of joining his fellow Stanford students David Filo and Jerry Yang in starting Yahoo. Working from his dorm room on weekends, Larry built his company?s first workstation in 1993 and by 1995 had established VA in Mountain View, California. A strong supporter of the open source philosophy, he is committed to bringing its spirit of innovation and creativity to the marketplace. Augustin is a member of the Linux International Board of Directors and the author of numerous books and technical papers. Augustin holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and MSEE from Stanford University. http://www.varesearch.com

Fred Baker
Fred Baker is a Cisco Fellow and IETF Chair. At Cisco Systems, his primary interest area is the improvement of Quality of Service for best effort and real time traffic. In addition to product development, as a Cisco Fellow, he advises senior management of industry directions and appropriate corporate strategies. His principal standards contributions have been to the IETF, but he has contributed to ITU'?s H.323, and to such industry consortia as WINSOCK II and the ATM Forum. In the IETF, he has contributed to Network Management, Routing, PPP and Frame Relay, the Integrated and Differentiated Services architectures, and the RSVP signaling protocol.

Mitchell Baker
Netscape Communications
Mitchell Baker joined Netscape in the fall of 1994. She has been involved in most of Netscape's licensing initiatives, and wrote the Netscape and Moz Public Licenses. A lawyer by training (but not necessarily by personality) she nevertheless maintains a strong affinity for the open source movement.

Brian Behlendorf
O'?Reilly & Associates, Apache Group
Brian Behlendorf is a co-founder of the Apache Web Server Project and Chief Technology Officer, New Ventures at O'?Reily & Associates. His recent endeavors include crafting strategic and technical directions for C2Net, a cryptography and web server software company, as well as coordinating content for the ApacheCon conference. He was co-founder and CTO at Organic Online, one of the first Web design and engineering consulting firms. Brian co- founded the VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling language) effort, and has assisted several IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) working groups, particularly the HTTP standardization effort. Before starting Organic Online, Brian was the first Chief Engineer at Wired Magazine and later HotWired.

Steve Burbeck

Steve Burbeck is a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM'?s Network Computing Software Division. Prior to joining IBM, he worked at Apple Computer and two start-up companies specializing in object-oriented software. His appreciation for open-source software began in the 60's before the proprietary package software paradigm dominated the industry, and he welcomes the increased consumer choice offered by its resurgence.

Steve Byrne
Java-Linux Port

Steve Byrne is presently the leader of the Blackdown Java Porting Team, which is a group of volunteers who provide high quality ports of the latest Java platform implementations for Linux, and has been working with various Java projects since 1996. Steve has been a supporter of free software (and now open source software) for over 10 years, including creating and contributing a Smalltalk programming language implementation to the Free Software Foundation?s GNU project.

Wayne Caccamo
Hewlett Packard

Wayne is currently heading up HP's newly formed Open Source Solutions Operation. Wayne has been with HP for 10 years in various marketing positions within the enterprise systems group. Wayne holds an MBA from Yale University.

Ken Coar
IBM, Apache Group

Ken Coar has been writing software since the 1970s, but he has only been involved with free software for the last few years. He has made a few minor submissions to various packages, but the bulk of his contributions have been to the Apache project, of which he has been a core developer since 1997.

David R. Conrad
Internet Software Consortium

David "Randy" Conrad has been involved with the Internet for 16 years and is now the Executive Director of the Internet Software Consortium, administering ISC?'s non- profit business and managing the software development for ISC?s open source projects including BIND, DHCP, and INN. Previously, he was tasked with creating and then becaming the first Director General of the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), the Internet registry for the Asia and Pacific Rim regions, and was employee 007 at the first commercial service provider in Japan, Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.

L. Peter Deutsch
Aladdin Software

L. Peter Deutsch is best known as the principal author of Ghostscript, a commercial-quality implementation of the PostScript language, and of the licensing approach that allows it to be distributed with an Open Source license while also supporting a successful commercial licensing business. He was also the principal author of the first commercial-quality JIT compiler for a high-level language (Smalltalk) based on a portable Virtual Machine definition. In 1993, he was a co-recipient of the ACM Software System Award, for work on the Interlisp software development tools.

Roy T. Fielding
Apache Group

Roy T. Fielding is a co-founder of the Apache HTTP server project and member of the Apache Group, while at the same time being a doctoral student in Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to Apache, he has created open source projects for WWW access log analysis (wwwstat), multi-owner maintenance of distributed webs (MOMspider), and client protocol libraries for the perl and Ada95 (libwww-perl and libwww-ada95) programming languages. Fielding authored the Internet standard for Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) and is the primary author of the current version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1).

John Gilmore

John Gilmore is an entrepreneur and civil libertarian. He was an early employee of Sun Microsystems, and co-founded Cygnus Solutions, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Cypherpunks, and the Internet's "alt" newsgroups. He has twenty-five years of experience in the computer industry, including programming, hardware and software design, management, and investment. He is a significant contributor to the worldwide open source (free software) development effort. His advocacy efforts on encryption policy aim to improve public understanding of this fundamental technology for privacy and accountability in open societies. He led the team that built the world'?s first published DES Cracker for EFF. He is a board member of the Internet Society, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and C2Net Inc.

Dick Hardt
ActiveState Tool Corp.

Dick Hardt has been working in the commercial software industry since Windows 1.03. He was instrumental in Perl 5 development efforts on the Microsoft Windows platform and is currently President and CTO of ActiveState Tool Corp., the leader in Perl tools and services.

Chris Herrnberger
Linux Development Studio

Chris Herrnberger was formerly the Manager of Emerging Technologies with Corel Computer, where he was responsible for creating and launching the Netwinder Project; a joint open source and commercial venture. He is currently launching his own consultancy, Linux Development Studio. The Studio provides project management, strategic planning and marketing services to clients interested in developing an integrated business model including open source and commercial concepts.

Alexandre Julliard

Alexandre Julliard is the leader of the Wine project. In his other life he is managing the embedded software development at Lightning Instrumentation in Lausanne, Switzerland. He holds a diploma in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Tom Kalil
White House National Economic Council

Tom Kalil is Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and the "?point person"? for the White House National Economic Council on most technology and telecommunications issues. He is the author of articles on distributed learning, the Administration?s National Information Infrastructure agenda, "levraging cyberspae," U.S.-Japan S&T cooperation, and nuclear strategy, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the IEEE, the ACM, and the Internet Society.

Charles Marker
Silicon Graphics

Charles is a Director of Engineering at SGI where he is responsible for Linux development. Charles has been with SGI since 1988, where has been involved in both development and management of various platform and operating systems projects.

Kirk McKusick

Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick writes books and articles, consults, and teaches classes on UNIX- and BSD-related subjects. While at the University of California at Berkeley, he implemented the 4.2BSD fast file system, and was the Research Computer Scientist at the Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) overseeing the development and release of 4.3BSD and 4.4BSD.

Cliff Miller
Pacific HiTech

Cliff Miller co-founded Pacific HiTech, makers of TurboLinux, in 1992 after teaching on the faculties at the Saga Medical School in Japan and Zhejiang University in China. A former National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow and American Electronics Association Research Fellow at Fujitsu?s Research Laboratory in Kawasaki, Miller is an expert in Asian languages. He speaks fluent Japanese, Mandarin and Macedonian.

Sam Ockman
Penguin Computing

Sam Ockman is President of Penguin Computing, a company devoted to producing the "World?s Most Reliable Linux Systm." Sam was one of five people who coined the term Open Source. He writes a monthly column on Linux, organizes speakers on Open Source for the Bay Area, was an editor of Open Sources and has taught a class on Perl at Berkeley Extension.

Greg Olson
Sendmail, Inc.

Greg Olson is President and CEO of Sendmail, Inc, which he founded with Eric Allman in 1997. He previously served as Vice President of Marketing for Integrated Systems, Inc, the largest provider of software and services to the embedded computer systems industry. Olson joined ISI after six years at Sybase, the world?s sixth largest software developer, where he held Vice President positions in Product Strategy, Tools Products, and Strategic Planning during a period when the company grew in revenue from $80 million to $1billion. Olson joined Sybase from Britton Lee, Inc. where he held positions of Chief Technical Officer, VP of Marketing, VP of Customer Services and Director of Software Development. His depth in distributed systems software came from Summit Systems, Inc, a spin-off from Xylog, where he developed subsystems of a distributed operating system for office automation and lead the system integration team. Olson is a 1980 graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he received a Bachelors degree in Information Sciences.

Tim O'Reilly
O'Reilly & Assoiates

Tim O?Reilly is founder and president of O'?Reilly &Associates. In addition to publishing pioneering books like Ed Krol's Whole Internet User?s Guide and Catalog (selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century), Tim was a force in the popularization of the Internet. His company?s Global Network Navigator site (GNN) was the first true commercial site on the World Wide Web, and inspired the development of the Mosaic browser, Netscape, and many of the developments that followed. O O'?Reilly'?s Songline Studios affiliate continues to pioneer new content developments on the web. Tim has written and edited numerous books on computer topics. He also conceived an award-winning series of travel books, published by O'?Reilly affiliate Traveler' Tales, and a line of consumer medical books, Patient-Centered Guides.

John K. Ousterhout
Scriptics Corporation

John K. Ousterhout is CEO of Scriptics Corporation and the creator of the Tcl scripting language. Ousterhout is a Fellow of the ACM and has received many awards, including the ACM Software Systems Award, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the US National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, and the U.C. Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.

Sameer Parekh
C2Net, OpenSSL

Sameer Parekh is the Founder and CTO of C2Net Software, the leading provider of commercial Apache-based web solutions. He was also a founder of the OpenSSL project, although he is not a core team member. In addition, Sameer is Director of Operations for the CryptoRights Foundation, a non-profit aimed at providing cryptography education to human rights workers worldwide.

Christine Peterson
Foresight Institute

Christine Peterson is Executive Director of Foresight Institute, a nonprofit organization which supports making software more reliable and secure through Open Source development. She coined the term "Open Source software" to communicate these benefits to a wider user base, and now directs her Open Source efforts toward increasing cooperation within the OSS community itself.

Eric S. Raymond
Open Source Initiative

Eric S. Raymond is a long-time open source developer and one of the leading theorists and evangelists of the movement. His paper "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" helped persuade Netscape to open up the Mozilla source code.

Chip Salzenberg
Open Source Initiative

Chip Salzenberg is a director of the Open Source Initiative. He started programming twenty years ago, and is now also an instructor, consultant, and writer. Chip is perhaps best-known in the Open Source community as manager of, and primary contributor to, Perl 5.004 -- first version of Perl that has never suffered a CERT security advisory. Chip is now the driving force behind the "Topaz" project, a complete reimplementation of Perl that he intends will become Perl 6. Chip teaches Perl and other software subjects, provides commercial support and general consulting for Perl users; writes a column for The Perl Journal, and is co-writing with Randal Schwartz a Perl book to be published by O?Reilly and Associates.

Janet Smith

Janet Smith holds the position of Director, Product Marketing and Management at Informix Software, Inc. Her responsibilities include implementing Linux marketing strategies as well as providing solutions to product and strategic issues concerning Linux. Smith began her career with Arthur Andersen & Co, joined Tandem Computers in 1989, and in 1994 joined Informix as a Program Manager. Promoted to Senior Development Manager in Product Development, Janet was the Engineering Manager responsible for the first enterprise-ready database to be ported to Linux.

Gavriel State

Gavriel State is in charge of Linux Applications development at Corel Corporation. At Corel, Gavriel has spearheaded efforts to use WINE as a portability solution for moving Win32 applications to Linux. Prior to his involvement with Linux, Gavriel lead the CorelDRAW for Macintosh development team.

Jon S. Stevens
Java-Apache Project

Jon Stevens is an active member of the Java-Apache Project. He is a founder of Clear Ink, Corp. where he is currently working as a Web Engineer developing a variety of Java Servlet based Internet applications.

Michael Tiemann
Cygnus Solutions

In 1989 Michael Tiemann founded Cygnus Solutions, the first company with a business built around Open Source technologies. Michael is a true visionary and pioneer in the Open Source movement. Michael began making contributions to the software development community through his work on the GNU C compiler (which he ported to the SPARC and several other RISC architectures), the GNU C++ compiler (which he authored), and the GDB debugger (which he enhanced to support the C++ programming language and ported to run on the SPARC). Unable to convince any existing companies to offer commercial support for this new "Open Source" software, he co-founded Cygnus Solutions, the leader in Open Source Software.

Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds created the Linux OS in 1991, while he was a student in Finland. He currently works for Transmeta Corporation.

Guido van Rossum

Guido van Rossum is Python'?s author. He created the language in the early 1990s at CWI in Amsterdam (the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands), responding to an inner desire for a more elegant and powerful scripting language. He now lives and works in Reston, Virginia, for CNRI (the Corporation for National Research Initiatives). At CNRI, he heads a research group working on a framework for mobile agents written in Python, and is technical director of the Python Consortium, an international consortium hosted by CNRI, formed to promote and further the development of Python.

Larry Wall

Larry Wall originally created Perl while a programmer at Unisys. He now works full time guiding the future development of the language as a researcher and developer at O'?Reilly & Associates. He is the principal author of the bestselling Programming Perl, known colloquially as "the Camel book." In addition to Perl, Wall developed the rn news reader, the patch program, metaconfig (a program that writes Configure scripts), and the warp space-war game, the first version of which he wrote in BASIC/PLUS at Seattle Pacific University.

Tim Wilkinson
Kaffee, Transvirtual Technologies, Inc.

Tim Wilkinson is the founder and CEO of Transvirtual Technologies, based in Berkeley, California. Tim received his PhD in computer science from City University, London, in 1993. Transvirtual aims to provide a commercial alternative to Sun?s Java products as well as a complete Java clone to the Open Source community.

Jamie Zawinski

Jamie Zawinski is one of the coordinators of mozilla.org, the project developing the open source version of Netscape Navigator. He was one of Netscape's earliest employees, writing the Unix-specific parts of Netscape Navigator, and designing the initial version of the Netscape mail/news reader. Before Netscape, he was responsible for Lucid Emacs (now known as XEmacs.).

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