Board of Advisors

Roger Burkhardt
Roger Burkhardt

President and CEO, Ingres Corporation

Roger Burkhardt serves as president and chief executive officer of Ingres. In this role he is responsible for all facets of the company’s worldwide business. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. As president and CEO, he is responsible for corporate strategy, development, engineering, and global field operations including marketing, sales and support, alliance and channels, and customer programs.

Prior to Ingres, Burkhardt was the chief technology officer and executive vice president of the New York Stock Exchange, where he led a global technology team of 2,000 colleagues through the most important business and technology transformation in the Exchange’s history: the shift to electronic trading. Under his leadership, the NYSE embraced open source solutions, maintained world-class reliability standards, and increased transaction volumes seven-fold.

Prior to the NYSE, he was president of listed equities for OptiMark Technologies, a developer of electronic trading technology that was adopted by more than 80 percent of the top 200 trading firms in the United States. He was also with IBM for 15 years where he held several leadership positions in engineering, sales, and business development. Most recently, he served as director of capital markets, IBM Banking, Finance and Securities, where he ran a $250 million business unit serving the needs of the Wall Street banking community.

Burkhardt currently serves on the Board of Directors of MarketAxess (MKTX), which operates one of the leading platforms for the electronic trading of corporate bonds and other fixed-income securities. He holds an MBA in finance from New York University and both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Physics from Oxford University. A former member of the IBM Advisory Board, Burkhard is recognized by Wall Street and technology innovators worldwide for his customer advocacy work and thought leadership.

Rishab Aiyer Ghosh
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh

Co-founder and vice president of Research, Topsy Labs, Inc

Rishab Aiyer Ghosh is head of the Collaborative Creativity Group at the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) at the University of Maastricht and United Nations University, the Netherlands, and co-founder and vice president of Research at Topsy Labs, Inc, a San Francisco start-up.

Born in New Delhi, India, he moved to the Netherlands in 2000, where he researched innovation, technology and open collaborative production, in particular Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) through a series of global research projects. He studied the use of open source software and ICT in Asia, Africa, America and Europe. His research is funded by the European Union and the US National Science Foundation. He is a founding editor of First Monday, the peer-reviewed journal of the Internet, and in 2005, he published “CODE: Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy” with MIT Press. In January 2007, the European Commission published a major study led by him on the impact of open source on the economy, competitiveness and innovation. Since 2005 he has been on the board of the Open Source Initiative.

Marv Langston
Marv Langston

Principle, Langston Associates

Combining 34 years of public service and six years of private sector service, Marv brings a broad background to his customers, where he provides consulting services for leadership, enterprise architecture & engineering, project management, and organizational strategy.Following his public service career, Marv has served as the COO of a small high-tech start-up, CTO of a large business practice, led large corporation Information Technology transformation, initiated Account Management practices to unify customer trust relationships, and helped rebuild troubled system development programs.

In government Marv served as Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), where he helped initiate the Global Information Grid, Public Key Infrastructure & Common Access Cards, and led the Defense Department Year 2000 transformation. Prior to that he held positions as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy for C4I, Navy’s first CIO, and Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Systems Office.

Marv began his Navy career as an enlisted nuclear submarine electronic technician and retired as a Combat Systems Engineering Duty Officer. Before rejoining government he worked at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory supporting U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency projects.

Marv’s education includes: BSEE (Electronic Engineering) Purdue, 1973; MSEE (Electronic Engineering) Naval Post Graduate School, 1978; Program Management Course & Defense Systems Management College, 1981; MPA (Public Administration) University of Southern California (USC), 1993; and DPA (Public Administration) USC 1994. Government Computer Week magazine honored him with an Executive of the Year award in 1999.

Chris Lundberg
Chris Lundberg

Co-Founder and CTO, DemocracyInAction.org

Co-Founder, WiredForChange

Co-Founder, Salsa Labs

Lundberg has worked to drive the availability of technology to the masses for years. He has managed teams developing software for the Library of Congress, worked with the Department of the Navy to develop satellite communications software, and consulted for Accenture developing telecom internet solutions. Prior to that, he produced internet solutions for the financial and entertainment sectors as director of Applications at Opion, Inc. A strong open source user and advocate, Lundberg is pretty sure that access to organizing technology is the only thing keeping the winged monkeys at bay.

Eben Moglen
Eben Moglen

Chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center and Professor of Law and Legal History, Columbia University Law School

Professor Moglen has represented many of the world’s leading free software developers. Professor Moglen earned his PhD in History and law degree at Yale University during what he sometimes calls his “long, dark period” in New Haven. After law school he clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the United States District Court in New York City and to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has taught at Columbia Law School and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel Aviv University and the University of Virginia since 1987. In 2003, he was given the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award for efforts on behalf of freedom in the electronic society. Professor Moglen is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States Supreme Court. He is also a director of the Software Freedom Conservancy.

Arthur L. Money
Arthur L. Money

President, ALM Consulting

Arthur L. Money brings more than 45 years of defense and intelligence industry management and engineering experience to the Sun Microsystems Federal Board of Directors. Money is currently the president of ALM Consulting, specializing in command, control, and communications along with intelligence, signal and information processing. Money led government IT efforts for both private and government entities. He was head of the government division for Terremark Worldwide as well as president of ESL, Inc. before it was consolidated with TRW’s Avionics and Surveillance Group. Money’s public appointments include serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control Communications and Intelligence as well as the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense. Money also has served as the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Research, Development and Acquisition.

Throughout his career, Money has specialized in the design and development of intelligence collection and analysis capabilities and airborne tactical reconnaissance systems. Money has been recognized for his vision, leadership, and commitment to excellence.

Tim O'reilly
Tim O’Reilly

Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. O’Reilly is a catalyst for change, identifying and evangelizing the knowledge of “alpha geeks” and technology trends before they hit the mainstream through his books, speaking engagements, and blog, the O’Reilly Radar. Known for popularizing the terms “open source” and “Web 2.0,” he is an activist for open standards and sensible intellectual property laws.

In addition to being a visionary, he is an entrepreneur: he created Safari Books Online, the first web-native service for online book content, and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, which funds disruptors, innovators, and hackers of the status quo. In addition to Foo Camps (“Friends of O’Reilly” which gave rise to the “un-conference” movement), O’Reilly Media hosts conferences on a wide range of technology topics, including a new gathering called Gov 2.0 Summit, which explores how technology can be a transformative force in government.

Stormy Peters
Stormy Peters

Director of Websites & Developer Engagment, The Mozilla Foundation

Stormy Peters currently works as the Director of Websites & Communiuty Engagement at the Mozilla Foundation. Peters previously served as the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. Stormy joined the GNOME Foundation from OpenLogic where she set up their OpenLogic Expert Community and helped Global 2000 companies develop open source software policies. Previously, Stormy worked at Hewlett-Packard (HP) where she founded and managed the Open Source Program Office that is responsible for HP’s open source strategy, policy and business practices. Stormy joined HP as a software engineer in the Unix Development Lab after graduating from Rice University with a B.A. in Computer Science.Stormy is an advisor for HFOSS, OpenSource World and IntraHealth Open, as well as founder and president of Kids on Computers, a nonprofit organization setting up computer labs in developing countries.

Stormy is a frequent keynote speaker on business aspects of Open Source Software at major conferences such as the Open Source Business Conference and the O’Reilly conferences, as well as government organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union. Stormy is involved in GNOME and free and open source software because it is changing the world and the community is full of smart, passionate people!

Simon Phipps
Simon Phipps

Director, Open Source Initiative

A well-known and respected leader in the Free software community, computer industry veteran Simon Phipps has been involved at a strategic level in some of the world’s leading technology companies. He has worked in such hands-on roles as field engineer, programmer and systems analyst, as well as run a software publishing company. He worked with networking standards in the eighties, on the first commercial collaborative conferencing software in the nineties, and helped introduce both Java and XML at IBM. Today he takes an active interest in Free and Open Source software organisations, including as a Director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). He is a widely read thought-leader, writing regulalrly for IDG ComputerWorld and on his own blog.Today, he is Chief Strategy Officer at ForgeRock, a company dedicated to open source identity management software for mission-critical deployment. Until 2010 he served as the Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems, co-ordinating Sun’s extensive participation in Free and Open Source software communities and helping to pioneer Sun’s employee blogging, social media and community engagement programmes. In that role oversaw the conversion to Free software of the full Java platform, the Solaris UNIX operating system, the SPARC architecture and the rest of Sun’s broad portfolio, all under OSI-approved Free licenses. He has also been an outspoken advocate of the value of Open Document Format (ODF) for businesses and governments. Most recently he has been an advisor to local and national government agencies across Europe, the Pacific Rim and Latin America as they have devised and implemented strategies around Free and Open Source software.

He holds a degree in electronic engineering and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He can be contacted via his web site.

Mark Shuttleworth
Mark Shuttleworth

Founder of the Ubuntu Project, Canonical

Mark Shuttleworth is founder of the Ubuntu Project, an enterprise Linux distribution that is freely available worldwide and has both cutting-edge desktop and enterprise server editions, and has become very popular.

Shuttleworth studied finance and information technology at the University of Cape Town, and went on to found Thawte, a company specialising in digital certificates and cryptography. He sold Thawte to US company VeriSign in 1999, and founded HBD Venture Capital and The Shuttleworth Foundation. He moved to London in 2001, and began preparing for the First African in Space mission, training in Star City, Russia, and Khazakstan. In April 2002 Shuttleworth flew in space, as a cosmonaut member of the crew of Soyuz mission TM34 to the International Space Station. In early 2004 he founded the Ubuntu project, which aims to produce a free, high quality desktop operating system for everybody.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith

General Manager & Vice President — Government Sales Operations, Red Hat, Inc.

Paul Smith is general manager and vice president of Government Sales Operations at Red Hat. Smith joined Red Hat in November 2004 and leads the Red Hat Government business unit with responsibility for sales, marketing, consulting, channels and strategic planning. The business unit is responsible for the U.S. Federal government worldwide and the U.S. State, Local and Education marketplace nationally.Smith brings to Red Hat more than 20 years of experience marketing key technologies to the government marketplace holding various management positions in the sales of software solutions to government agencies and to systems integrators.

Before joining Red Hat, Smith was vice president of Government Operations at VERITAS. During his 5 year tenure, the business unit was the fastest growing vertical at VERITAS increasing from less than $15M to more than $200M.

Smith worked at Netscape Communications where he ran sales for their State & Local organization nationwide. Prior to that he ran sales organizations at Oracle in the areas of Public Sector, Aerospace and Defense and the Department of Defense. Before joining Oracle, Smith worked for Unisys Corporation where he held management positions responsible for Federal Civilian Agencies.

Smith holds a bachelor of business administration from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Doug Stone
Doug Stone

Founder, Secure Computing Environments, Inc.

Dr. Doug Stone, a successful business leader and entrepreneur has been a silicon-valley based CEO for software businesses in the computer-aided design, communications, and market research industries. As president of Qwest Cyber Solutions, Stone was a pioneer in the industry now known as Cloud Computing. He was also the main force behind the fourth largest U.S. based telecommunications company integrating open source software into their network infrastructure, which resulted in better performance and security within the enterprise. As senior vice president of Converged Security Services at SAIC, he was an innovator in the convergence of Physical and Cyber (including Network) Security, a model utilized today by the top security organizations in the world for both Government and Enterprise.Stone has recently returned from five years of active duty as a senior general officer in the Department of Defense where he made significant contributions at key inter-agency leadership positions in Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Washington D.C. including, a service representative on the Army Science Board. Dr. Stone’s innovative leadership was featured by individuals in both print and web including prominent observers Tom Ricks, in his acclaimed book, “the Gamble”, and Judith Miller in Readers Digest July 2008 article “True Grit”.

As one of five founders at the newly formed Secure Computing Environment, Inc., Stone is committed to the deployment of free and open source software into both Government and Private sectors in a secure environment.

Stone holds an undergraduate from the US Naval Academy, advanced degrees from Pepperdine, Stanford, US Naval War College as well as a Doctorate from USC in Political Science with emphasis on Public Administration. Dr. Stone is currently working on an additional PhD in International and Homeland Security.

Michael Tiemann
Michael Tiemann

Vice President, Open Source Affairs, Red Hat

Michael Tiemann is a true open source software pioneer. He made his first major open source contribution over a decade ago by writing the GNU C++ compiler, the first native-code C++ compiler and debugger. His early work led to the creation of leading open source technologies and the first open source business model.In 1989, Tiemann’s technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found Cygnus Solutions, the first company to provide commercial support for open source software. During his ten years at Cygnus, Tiemann contributed in a number of roles from President to hacker, helping lead the company from fledgling start-up to an admired open source leader.

Tiemann serves on a number of boards, including the GNOME Foundation and as President of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Tiemann also provides financial support to organizations that further the goals of software and programmer freedom, including the Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Andrew Updegrove
Andrew Updegrove

Partner, Gesmer Updegrove LLP

Andrew Updegrove is a co-founder and partner of the Boston law firm of Gesmer Updegrove LLP. Since 1988 he has worked with more than 100 consortia, accredited standards development organizations and open source consortia, most of which he has helped structure and launch, and then served as outside general counsel. He is a frequent international speaker on standards and open source topics, and has testified before the United States Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission regarding consortia, standard setting and intellectual property matters. He has also filed pro bono “friend of the court” briefs with the Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court, and Federal Trade Commission in support of the standards setting process in leading standards related litigation.In 2002, Andrew launched ConsortiumInfo.org the most extensive resource on the Internet dedicated to consortia and standard setting, and Standards Today, a bimonthly e-Journal of standards and open source news, ideas and analysis, with thousands of government, industry and academic subscribers around the world. In 2005, he launched the Standards Blog, which reports and provides analysis on issues of importance to the open standards and open source communities.

In 2004, Andrew was asked to join the United States Standards Strategy revision committee, and in 2005 received the President’s Award for Journalism from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of ANSI, the Free Standards Group, and the Linux Foundation, as well as on the Advisory Board of HL7. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Cornell University Law School.

William Vass
William Vass

President and COO, Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc. & CTO, Global Accounts and Industries, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Bill Vass is the president and chief operating officer of Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc. and the chief technology officer of Sun’s Global Accounts and Industry organization. Vass focuses on providing the U.S. government and elite global accounts with open, secure and efficient solutions to solve unique IT challenges for large scale organizations.Vass has more than 29 years of U.S. government and private sector IT leadership experience. Previously, he served as chief information officer of Sun Microsystems, where he was responsible for all aspects of Sun’s global IT infrastructure and line-of-business application development. In addition, Vass worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of the CIO and was responsible for all acquisition and development, research and development, and consolidated software development and commercial off-the-shelf integration standards for more than 6,800 IT systems with a $35.5B budget, as well as the Pentagon’s IT environment, managing networks, servers and applications that supply voice, video and data across the defense networks.

Vass has won numerous awards for his work in the private and public sectors to include Computer World as a Premier 100 Leader, and Federal Top 100 CIO.

Anthony Wasserman
Anthony I. Wasserman

Executive Director, Center for Open Source Investigation, Carnegie Mellon

Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman is the Executive Director of the Center for Open Source Investigation and a Professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. He served as the General Chair of this year’s Int’l Conference on Open Source Systems and is a co-founder of the Business Readiness Rating project.Wasserman has been involved with open source software since the 1970’s, first releasing open source software under a BSD license in 1980. He is best known as the Founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments (IDE), which built the innovative Software through Pictures multiuser modeling environment. Wasserman was also vice president of Bluestone Software, where he led the creation of the award-winning open source Total-e-Mobile toolkit. Early in his career, Dr. Wasserman was a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a Fellow of both the IEEE and the ACM.

Jim Zemlin
Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, Linux Foundation

Jim Zemlin, formerly executive director of the Free Standards Group, is the executive director of the Linux Foundation. Zemlin previously served as vice president of marketing for Covalent Technologies, the leader in products and services for the Apache web server.Prior to that, he was a member of the founding management team of Corio, a leading enterprise application service provider that had a successful initial public offering in July 2000. Widely quoted in the press on open source and commercial software trends, Zemlin has also been a keynote speaker at industry and financial conferences including Gartner’s Open Source Conference, Linux World and OSCON. Zemlin is an adviser on open source strategy to various companies and governmental groups including Hyperic, Zmanda and the Chinese Open Source Promotion Union.

Keep track of Jim’s thoughts on his blog.