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
Known for Apache Software Foundation, Outercurve Foundation
Website
www.jimjag.com

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

Biography[edit]

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]

Work[edit]

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]

Other Open Software Projects[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. 

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