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OSU Open Source Lab

Advisory Board

Featuring industry leaders from global open source projects and commercial vendors, the Open Source Lab's advisory board assists the OSL with its overall strategy, service development and outreach to industry partners.

Dries Buytaert | Creator of Drupal

Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source Web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association and is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal.

Marie Deatherage | Communications & Learning Director at Meyer Memorial Trust

Deatherage is the director of communications and learning at the Meyer Memorial Trust. Deatherage also serves on the board of directors at Free Geek, a nonprofit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, Internet access and job skills training to those in need.

Chris DiBona | Director of Open Source at Google

DiBona is the director of open source at Google. With his team, DiBona supports the open source community through initiatives including the Google Summer of Code program and the release of open source software projects and patches.

Justin Erenkrantz | CTO for Project WBS

Erenkrantz is a member of The Apache Software Foundation. He has been a longtime contributor to the Apache HTTP Server, Subversion, APR, Serf, mod_mbox and flood. He is also chief technology officer of Project WBS and received his doctoral degree from the University of California, Irvine.

Greg Kroah-Hartman | Creator for Linux Driver Project

A fellow at the Linux Foundation, Kroah-Hartman is a maintainer of the Linux kernel, the core of the open source Linux operating system. He also created and maintains the Linux Driver Project and is the author of numerous articles and books on Linux development.

Jason McKerr | VP of Engineering at Puppet Labs

McKerr is currently the vice president of engineering at Puppet Labs, a Portland, Ore. start-up focused on the development of the Information Technology automation software Puppet. In the past, McKerr has served as vice president of information systems at InsightsNow vice president of operations at JanRain and co-founder and operations manager of the OSU Open Source Lab.

Allison Randal | Founder & President for Onyx Neon Press

Randal is the former chief architect and lead developer of the open source project Parrot. She serves on the board of directors for the Perl Foundation and for the Python Software Foundation and is chairman of the Parrot Foundation and founder and president of Onyx Neon Press.