Jim Jagielski

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Jim Jagielski
Jim Jagielski
Born (1961-03-11) March 11, 1961 (age 53)
Nationality American
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University
Occupation software engineer
Board member of
Apache Software Foundation Director, 1998-Present;
Open Source Initiative Director, 2010-2013
Outercurve Foundation Director, 2009-Present

Jim Jagielski (born March 11, 1961) is an American software engineer, who specialises in web and open source technologies.


Jagielski graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1983 with a BES in Electrical/Computer Engineering. He was hired by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center immediately after graduation.

In 1994, Jagielski founded jaguNET Access Services, a Web Host and ISP. He has served as CTO for Zend Technologies,[1] CTO for Covalent Technologies, Chief Architect for SpringSource/VMware and currently under the Office of CTO at Red Hat, Inc. as a Consulting Software Engineer. In addition to speaking at various conferences and seminars (e.g.: ApacheCon,[2] Forrester's IT Gigaworld[3] and O'Reilly Open Source Convention[4]) and writing on numerous topics, in the past Jagielski was also the editor of the Apache section on Slashdot.[5]


He is best known as co-founder, member and director of The Apache Software Foundation and a core developer on several ASF projects, including the Apache HTTP Server, Apache Portable Runtime and Apache Tomcat.[6] His first recognition on the internet was as editor of the A/UX FAQ and administrator for jagubox, the primary repository for third-party A/UX software.[7]

In addition to his involvement with the ASF, Jagielski has been involved with other open-source projects as well.

Apache Software Foundation[edit]

Jagielski is one of the founding members of The Apache Software Foundation after having been an almost charter member of the original 8-member Apache Group. Jagielski has served as Director on the ASF's board since its incorporation in 1999. After having served 8 years as Executive Vice President and Secretary, and 3 years as Chairman, Jagielski served for several years as President of the ASF.[8]

Jagielski was the first Chair of the Apache Incubator project, in which he is still involved to this day. He was one of the original co-Mentors for the Geronimo[9] project, and he also Mentors the several Incubator podlings.

Jagielski still finds time to be a very active developer on many open source projects, ASF and otherwise. After doing some development on the NCSA HTTPd web server, he started with Apache in early-to-mid 1995, making him likely the longest active contributor within the ASF.[10]

FOSS Leadership[edit]

In 2005 Jagielski was asked to serve on the Advisory Board of the Open Source Software Institute.[11] Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) is a non-profit (501 c 6) organization of corporate, government and academic representatives whose mission is to promote the development and implementation of open-source software solutions within U.S. federal, state and municipal government agencies and academic entities.

In 2010, Jagielski was appointed to the Board of Directors of the CodePlex Foundation,[12] which was later renamed to Outercurve Foundation.[13] As well as Director, Jagielski serves as President for Outercurve.[14]

In 2011, Jagielski was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Open Source Initiative.[15] He resigned in September 2013.[16]

Based on his long involvement in the FOSS community, Jagielski was one of the recipients of the O'Reilly Open Source Awards at OSCON 2012.[17]

In 2012, Jagielski was appointed as a new Council member of the MARSEC-XL Foundation.[18]

Other Open Software Projects[edit]

Jagielski has also contributed to Sendmail, xntpd, BIND, PHP, Perl and FreeBSD, among other projects.


  1. ^ Zend Technologies Extends U.S. Presence; Open-Source Advocate Jim Jagielski Joins PHP Technology Leader, retrieved 18dec2007
  2. ^ ApacheCon
  3. ^ Forrester's IT Gigaworld
  4. ^ O'Reilly Open Source Convention
  5. ^ Slashdot Announces Apache and BSD Sections
  6. ^ ASF Committers by Project Modules, retrieved 18dec2007
  7. ^ Usenet FAQs By Author: jim@jagubox.gsfc.nasa.gov
  8. ^ Apache Software Foundation Board of Directors, Retrieved on December 23, 2007
  9. ^ Geronimo
  10. ^ A complete and current listing of Apache projects in which he is involved is available here: Apache Committers.
  11. ^ Open Source Software Institute
  12. ^ "Board of Directors". Outercurve Foundation. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  13. ^ "The CodePlex Foundation Rebrands, Renamed Outercurve Foundation". Outercurve Foundation. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  14. ^ "Outercurve Foundation Announces Jim Jagielski as President of Board". Outercurve Foundation. 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  15. ^ "OSI Board of Directors". Open Source Initiative. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  16. ^ "OSI Board Minutes". Open Source Initiative. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  17. ^ "O'Reilly Open Source Awards". O'Reilly. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  18. ^ "MARSEC-XL Welcomes Jim Jagielski as a New Council Member". Nasdaq Globalwire. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 

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