Michael Tiemann

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Michael Tiemann on the MySQL Conference 05

Michael Tiemann is Vice President of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat Inc, and former President of the Open Source Initiative.[1] He previously was the Chief Technical Officer of Red Hat. He serves on a number of boards, including the Embedded Linux Consortium, the XMPP Technical Advisory Board, the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board, the Sahana Board and the Board of Directors of ActiveState Tool Corp. He is also co-owner with Amy Tiemann of Manifold Recording Studios.[2]

He co-founded Cygnus Solutions in 1989.[3][4] His programming contributions to free software include authorship of the GNU C++ compiler and work on the GNU C compiler and the GNU Debugger. Tiemann is featured in the 2001 documentary Revolution OS.

He earned a bachelor's degree from the Moore School of Engineering in 1986 at the University of Pennsylvania.[5]


  1. ^ Thank You Michael Tiemann!
  2. ^ About Manifold Recording Studios
  3. ^ FORTUNE VISITS 25 COOL COMPANIES: What has the computer revolution done for us lately?
  4. ^ Future of Cygnus Solutions: An Entrepreneur's Account, by Michael Tiemann (1999)
  5. ^ Interview with Red Hat Vice President, Open Source Affairs - Michael Tiemann

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