Alan Clark

Alan Clark

SUSE

Alan is an experienced industry and corporate leader who specializes in engineering external research and development. Through his professional roles, he identifies and leads market and technical evaluations for emerging industry initiatives. 

Alan Clark

Alan Clark

SUSE

Alan is an experienced industry and corporate leader who specializes in engineering external research and development. Through his professional roles, he identifies and leads market and technical evaluations for emerging industry initiatives. He has several years of successful experience as a community leader, contributor, author, speaker, and sponsor, fostering the creation, growth, awareness, and adoption of open source and open standards.

Bdale Garbee

Bdale Garbee

At-Large Director

Bdale first contributed to Free Software in 1979, has a long history of involvement in the Debian distribution, and is Chief Technologist for Open Source and Linux at HP. In 2008, Bdale received a "Lutèce d'Or" as FLOSS personality of the year from FniLL.

Bdale Garbee

Bdale Garbee

At-Large Director

Bdale first contributed to Free Software in 1979, has a long history of involvement in the Debian distribution, and is Chief Technologist for Open Source and Linux at HP. In 2008, Bdale received a "Lutèce d'Or" as FLOSS personality of the year from FniLL. He holds a "level 3" high power rocketry certification, the highest in the rocketry hobby, but his primary hobby still seems to be turning all of his other hobbies into open source projects.

Chris Mason

Chris Mason

Facebook

Chris is a longtime contributor to the Linux Kernel and maintainer of the Btrfs filesystem. He is currently a software engineer on Facebook's kernel team and the chair of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board. Prior to joining Facebook, Chris has worked as a kernel developer at SUSE, Oracle, and Fusion-io. He lives with his family in Rochester, NY.

 

Chris Mason

Chris Mason

Facebook

David Marr

David Marr

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

David is Vice President, Legal Counsel at Qualcomm Technologies, where he currently leads the open source practice and policy team. He has been practicing in the open source legal field since 1998, delivering strategic advice to organizations and providing guidance on community licensing practices.

David Marr

David Marr

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

David is Vice President, Legal Counsel at Qualcomm Technologies, where he currently leads the open source practice and policy team. He has been practicing in the open source legal field since 1998, delivering strategic advice to organizations and providing guidance on community licensing practices. Dave writes and speaks regularly on FOSS-related issues, their interaction with standard-setting, technology transfer best practices, licensing business models, and other subjects at the intersection of law and high technology.

Prior to Qualcomm Technologies, Dave previously worked at Sun Microsystems (at various times supporting Java, OpenSPARC, and Solaris) and Juniper Networks.

David Ward, Cisco

David Ward

Cisco

David is CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco, where he is responsible for leading research and development of new Cisco technologies. Recognized in the industry for his expertise in routing, systems software, and network design, he was also one of the chief architects of Cisco's IOS-XR software.

David Ward, Cisco

David Ward

Cisco

Doug Fisher

Doug Fisher

Intel

Doug is corporate vice president and general manager of the Software Group for Intel Corporation. He is responsible for worldwide software and software R&D at Intel, with the goal to enhance computing and connectivity for Intel® Architecture across the software ecosystem, delivering value end to end, from the device edge through to the data center. 

Doug Fisher

Doug Fisher

Intel

Doug is corporate vice president and general manager of the Software Group for Intel Corporation. He is responsible for worldwide software and software R&D at Intel, with the goal to enhance computing and connectivity for Intel® Architecture across the software ecosystem, delivering value end to end, from the device edge through to the data center. 

With resources spanning more than 20 countries; partnerships with over 6,000 independent software vendors; and a robust developer program covering more than 10M software, entrepreneurial, enthusiast, and hobbyist developers, Intel Software fuels worldwide innovation to help developers use the latest computing and communications technologies.

Doug is currently chairman of the board of the Linux Foundation and is a member of the internal board for Wind River Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation.

Previously he served as corporate vice president and general manager of the System Software Division, and prior to that was the director of worldwide engineering for Intel Online Services where, based in Europe, he established the International Engineering organization.

Prior to joining Intel, Doug worked at Hewlett-Packard for 10 years, where he began his career as a software developer.

Doug holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University and a master's degree in management from Stanford University.

Eileen Evans

Eileen Evans

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Eileen is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Cloud Computing and Open Source for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She also leads open source legal strategy and open source program management for HP. In her role, Eileen is representing HP on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors and is actively participating in other cloud-related open source communities.

Eileen Evans

Eileen Evans

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Eileen is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Cloud Computing and Open Source for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In her role, Eileen leads and manages legal support for cloud computing and open source at HP. Eileen also leads open source legal strategy and open source program management for HP. In her role, Eileen is representing HP on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors and is actively participating in other cloud-related open source communities.

Prior to joining HP in 2010, Eileen was a Director and Associate General Counsel at Sun Microsystems (and then Oracle Corporation following its acquisition of Sun) for nearly 12 years. At Sun, Eileen led and managed legal support for various hardware and software business units. Eileen also served as a lead Open Source Legal Strategist for Sun, where she led, managed, and supported numerous open source projects, including Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris, OpenOffice, and NetBeans. In addition to her open source experience at Sun and HP, Eileen has spoken on various intellectual property and open source topics at conferences in the United States and in Europe and with the European Commission and Members of the European Union Parliament.

Frank Fanzilli

Frank Fanzilli

Frank is a seasoned software veteran and advisor to early- and late-stage software companies. He also serves on the board of InterWoven Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based content-management software provider, where he is also chairman of the Strategy Committee, and was formerly Chairman of the Board at CommVault Inc., a fast-growing software company in the data backup space which launched a successful IPO in 2006.

Frank Fanzilli

Frank Fanzilli

Frank Fanzilli is a seasoned software veteran and advisor to early- and late-stage software companies. Previously, he held the post of Global Chief Information Officer and Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), where he grew the technology business into a $2 billion division with operations in all major financial centers.

In addition to his board seat at The Linux Foundation, Frank today serves on the board of InterWoven Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based content-management software provider, where he is also chairman of the Strategy Committee and was formerly Chairman of the Board; CommVault Inc., a fast-growing software company in the data backup space, which launched a successful IPO in 2006.

Frank also serves on the boards of Calypso, a privately held financial derivatives software developer located in San Francisco; IT Structures, an early-stage company in the virtualization of software testing; and Correlix, an early-stage company that develops software to improve the performance of trading systems. Formerly, Frank was a founder of nLayers, Inc., a privately held software company which was acquired by EMC in 2006, and was a director of PeopleSoft (sold to Oracle) and Avaya (sold to Silverlake/TPG). In addition, he is an advisor to several venture capital firms on the west coast. Frank holds an M.B.A in Finance from New York University and a B.S. in Management from Fairfield University.

Hiromi Wada

Hiromi Wada

Panasonic

Hiromi is a co-director of AV and ICT Development Center at AVC Networks Company of Panasonic. She has been involved in the development and management of various products based on Linux for more than 20 years, including workstations, mobile devices, and automotive systems, and as a senior councilor of open source software systems, she has been promoting collaboration with the open source community in Panasonic.

Hiromi Wada

Hiromi Wada

Panasonic

Hiromi is a co-director of AV and ICT Development Center at AVC Networks Company of Panasonic. She has been involved in the development and management of various products based on Linux for more than 20 years, including workstations, mobile devices, and automotive systems, and as a senior councilor of open source software system, she has been promoting collaboration with the open source community in Panasonic. Recently she has been focusing on the IoT and Automotive fields.

Hisashi Hashimoto

Hisashi Hashimoto

Hitachi

Hisashi has been working on the development and management of commercial operating systems based on UNIX since he joined Hitachi. He now works with the Open Source Software Technology Center and is responsible for the collaboration with other vendors and the OSS community, including the work with the Open Source Software Promotion Forum in Japan.

Hisashi Hashimoto

Hisashi Hashimoto

Hitachi

Hisashi has been working on the development and management of commercial operating systems based on UNIX since he joined Hitachi. His responsibilities encompass both workstations and mainframes. He also has extensive experience managing collaborative development with other UNIX vendors. He now works with the Open Source Software Technology Center and is responsible for the collaboration with other vendors and the OSS community, including the work with the Open Source Software Promotion Forum in Japan.

Jim Wasko

Jim Wasko

IBM

Jim is Vice President of IBM Open Systems Development, responsible for the IBM Linux development team across all IBM systems and storage, as well as a variety of other open source and non-open source software development efforts in IBM. His Linux involvement began in 2000, leading the team that provided enterprise-level Linux support—a major transition for IBM at that time.

Jim Wasko

Jim Wasko

IBM

Jim is Vice President of IBM Open Systems Development, responsible for the IBM Linux development team across all IBM systems and storage, as well as a variety of other open source and non-open source software development efforts in IBM.

Jim’s Linux involvement began in 2000, leading the team that provided enterprise-level Linux support—a major transition for IBM at that time. He transitioned various leadership roles in Linux Operating System development in the Linux Technology Center (LTC) from 2003-2007. With Linux being the foundation for cloud computing, he spent the next three years as the Program Director for Cloud Computing development in IBM's Systems and Technology Group, helping create IBM's public and private cloud offerings. Jim returned in 2010 to lead the LTC as Director.  In 2012, the LTC mission was expanded to include OpenStack upstream open source development. In 2014, Jim took on additional responsibilities for z Systems and converged Power systems and was promoted to the position of Vice President of Open Systems Development.

Jim Wright, Oracle

Jim Wright

Oracle

Jim worked as a software engineer and development manager in the Silicon Valley throughout the 1990s, consulting for a wide variety of well known hardware and software companies including Adobe, Logitech, 3Com, and Lotus Development, eventually rising to the level of Director of Developer Relations and General Manager of Java Product Development at InstallShield before heading back to law school at Harvard Law.  

 

Jim Wright, Oracle

Jim Wright

Oracle

Jim worked as a software engineer and development manager in the Silicon Valley throughout the 1990s, consulting for a wide variety of well known hardware and software companies including Adobe, Logitech, 3Com, and Lotus Development, eventually rising to the level of Director of Developer Relations and General Manager of Java Product Development at InstallShield before heading back to law school at Harvard Law.  

After the bar, Jim worked in private legal practice at Sidley Austin handling patent licensing and disputes, research collaborations and joint ventures, IT sales and procurement for both government and private entities, mergers and acquisitions, and software licensing, among other things. Jim joined Oracle as a senior member of the strategic initiatives legal team in 2008, and after several years in that role was promoted to Oracle's Chief Architect for Open Source Policy, Strategy, Compliance, and Alliances. He continues to serve in that capacity and as Oracle's Open Source Ombudsman today, reviewing and approving all third-party software and hardware in Oracle products on behalf of the Corporate Architecture team, assisting with source code and security policies, setting open source strategy for Oracle's own open source offerings, and helping to manage Oracle's relationships with open source communities worldwide.

Jim Zemlin

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director

Jim's career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through the use of open source and Linux.

Jim Zemlin

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director

Jim's career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through the use of open source and Linux.

At The Linux Foundation, Jim works with the world’s largest technology companies, including IBM, Intel, Google, Samsung, Qualcomm, and others to help define the future of computing on the server, in the cloud, and on a variety of new mobile computing devices. His work at the vendor-neutral Linux Foundation gives him a unique and aggregate perspective on the global technology industry.

Jim has been recognized for his insights on the changing economics of the technology industry. His writing has appeared in Businessweek, Wired, and other top technology journals, and he is a regular keynote speaker at industry events. He advises a variety of startups, including Splashtop, and sits on the boards of the Global Economic Symposium, Open Source For America, and Chinese Open Source Promotion Union.

Learn more about Jim's insights in his blog.

Larry Augustin

Larry Augustin

At-Large Director

Larry is an angel investor and advisor to early-stage technology companies. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of compiere, Fonality, Hyperic, Medsphere, Pentaho, SugarCRM, and XenSource. Previously he was a Director of JBoss (acquired by Red Hat Software) and Linux International (LI).

Larry Augustin

Larry Augustin

At-Large Director

Larry is an angel investor and advisor to early-stage technology companies. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of compiere, Fonality, Hyperic, Medsphere, Pentaho, SugarCRM, and XenSource. Previously he was a Director of JBoss (acquired by Red Hat Software) and Linux International (LI). One of the group who coined the term "Open Source," he has written and spoken extensively on Open Source worldwide. Worth Magazine named him to their list of the Top 50 CEOs in 2000. Previously he served as interim CEO of Medsphere. From September 2002 to December 2004 he was a Venture Partner at Azure Capital Partners, where he helped lead Azure's investments in Zend and Medsphere. In 1993 he founded VA Linux (now SourceForge, NASDAQ:LNUX), where he served as CEO until August 2002 and led the company through an IPO in December 1999. At VA Linux, he launched SourceForge.net, the world's largest open source software development community. Also at VA, he acquired Andover.net, merging SourceForge.net, Linux.com, Slashdot, and other well-known open source internet sites to form the Open Source Development Network (OSDN).

Larry holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Larry can be found online at http://lmaugustin.com.

Peixin Hou

Peixin Hou

Huawei

Peixin is currently serving as the Chief Architect of Open Software and Systems in the Central Software Institute, Huawei. Peixin has been working in the software industry for over 20 years and has sufficient experience in operating systems, mobile software, media processing, and cloud computing.

Peixin Hou

Peixin Hou

Huawei

Peixin is currently serving as the Chief Architect of Open Software and Systems in the Central Software Institute, Huawei. Peixin has been working in the software industry for over 20 years and has sufficient experience in operating systems, mobile software, media processing, and cloud computing. Peixin started his open source journey back to year 2000 and is now an active strategist and evangelist in this field. He is involved in defining various key strategies on open source for the company, and he leads Huawei’s FOSS development in areas such as Linux, containers, and so on. He also serves as a board member or steering committee member in several open source projects, such as Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII). He represented Huawei on the board of Linaro last term as well. Peixin received his Ph.D degree from University of Surrey, UK in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2000.

Tsugikazu Shibata

Tsugikazu Shibata

NEC

Tsugikazu is the Senior Manager of NEC and has an extensive background in the development and management of proprietary operating systems, including work with mainframes and super computers. He currently belongs to the Open Source Software Promotion Center of NEC; there he works collaboratively with vendors and the open source community.

Tsugikazu Shibata

Tsugikazu Shibata

NEC

Tsugikazu is the Senior Manager of NEC and has an extensive background in the development and management of proprietary operating systems, including work with mainframes and super computers. He currently belongs to the Open Source Software Promotion Center of NEC; there he works collaboratively with vendors and the open source community. Mr. Shibata has also occupied a senior role in the Linux Foundation's Japan Linux Symposium.

Yoshiya Eto

Yoshiya Eto

Fujitsu

Yoshiya is a director at Fujitsu and has been involved in operating systems at Fujitsu, including development and development management of Fujitsu proprietary operating systems and Linux. For over ten years he has been leading Linux community engineers in Fujitsu and working with Linux community.

Yoshiya Eto

Yoshiya Eto

Fujitsu

Yoshiya is a director at Fujitsu and has been involved in operating systems at Fujitsu, including development and development management of Fujitsu proprietary operating systems and Linux. For over ten years he has been leading Linux community engineers in Fujitsu and working with Linux community. This team is one of the biggest contributors to the Linux kernel and is continuously contributing patches to improve feature and stability of Linux for enterprise usage. In addition, Yoshiya is also leading core engineering team for enterprise customer support through collaboration with distributor and community. This team has been providing highly reliable customer support to mission-critical customers.

Young Yoon Kim

Young Yoon Kim

Samsung Electronics

Young Yoon is currently Vice President in the Software R&D Center of Samsung Electronics, and has led many Samsung-product software development projects over the past 20 years. Before joining the SW R&D Center, he was a founder and president of Samsung R&D Institute, Ukraine, where he developed the state of the art software technologies to be used for Samsung products from 2007 to 2013.

Young Yoon Kim

Young Yoon Kim

Samsung Electronics

Young Yoon is currently Vice President in the Software R&D Center of Samsung Electronics, and has led many Samsung-product software development projects over the past 20 years. Before joining the SW R&D Center, he was a founder and president of Samsung R&D Institute, Ukraine, where he developed the state of the art software technologies to be used for Samsung products from 2007 to 2013. Regarding Linux engagement, he had many experiences such as Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF and now CEWG in The Linux Foundation); uCLinux for DVC products, which was a year of CELF Linux Product in 2005; Linux-based DTV/STB for data broadcasting; Linux-based Internet Refrigerator and IPTV in 2007. In addition, he has a great deal of experience with international standardizations, such as DVD Mt Fuji Forum in 1996, DVD Forum WG3 (file system) in 2000, BD Forum TEG5 WG (file system), and OSTA UDF WG (file system). Notably, he was chairman of OSTA MPV CE WG (Metadata) from 2003 to 2005. He graduated with B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yonsei University.

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