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Collegium

The Collegium currently consists of the following Electors.

Jeremy Allison
One of the lead developers on the Samba Team, a group of programmers developing an Open Source Windows(tm)-compatible file and print server product for UNIX systems. Allison handles the release engineering and the co-ordination of Samba development efforts worldwide and acts as a corporate liaison to companies using the Samba code commercially.

Larry Augustin
A venture partner at Azure Capital Partners where he specializes in software, systems, and related IT infrastructure technologies. He currently serves on the boards of directors of VA Software Corporation (as chairman), the Open Source Development Lab, Linux International, and the Free Standards Group. Previously he was conference chairman for LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, and served on the conference advisory board. Augustin has appeared as a regular columnist in Linux Magazine, has written numerous articles, and is the author of "Hardware Design and Simulation in VAL/VHDL," published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Jim Gettys
A member of HP Labs' Cambridge Research Lab, currently working on making open-source systems safe on handheld computers. He helped found the handhelds.org community. In 1984, Gettys started the X Window System that forms the base technology of the Linux and UNIX desktops, on which Gnome and KDE are based. Gettys worked at W3C on loan from Compaq Computer Corporation's Industry Standards and Consortia group from 1995-1999. He is the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification (now an IETF Draft Standard).

Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick
An author, consultant, and professor on UNIX- and BSD-related subjects. While at the University of California at Berkeley, he implemented the 4.2BSD fast filesystem 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. He has been a strong advocate for the open-source movement since its inception in the mid 1980s.

Keith Packard
Developer of open-source software since 1986. Packard has focused on the X Window System since 1987, designing and executing large parts of the current implementation. He is currently employed by HP as a member of the Cambridge Research Laboratory working on pervasive and mobile computing. In 1999, he received a Usenix Lifetime Achievement award for his work on the X Window System.

Eric S. Raymond
Author of the theoretical manifesto of open source in 1997's The Cathedral and the Bazaar, co-founder and president of the Open Source Initiative, and author of the Open Source Awards charter. He is an observer-participant anthropologist in the Internet hacker culture. He manages over thirty software projects and about a dozen key FAQs, including one of the Internet's most widely-used email transport programs.

Guido van Rossum
Creator of Python, one of the major free scripting languages. He created Python in the early 1990s at the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands, and is still actively involved in the development of the language. van Rossum recently left Zope Corporation, where he was Director of PythonLabs, and joined Elemental Security. A member of the Board of the Open Source Initiative.

In addition David Berlind of ZDNet and Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly and Associates are Legates.


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