Stormy Peters

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Stormy Peters
Stormy Peters, GUADEC 2008.jpg
Stormy Peters at GUADEC 2008
Born Robyn Peters
Nationality American
Occupation Director of Websites and Developer Engagement
Employer Mozilla Corporation
Known for free and open source software advocacy
Website
http://www.stormyscorner.com/

Stormy Peters is an information technology industry analyst and prominent free and open source software (FOSS) advocate, promoting business use of FOSS. She advocates as a consultant and conference speaker. She co-founded, and was later appointed as executive director of the GNOME Foundation. She currently works for Mozilla.[1]

Peters' real first name is Robyn; however, she has not gone by that name since her childhood.[2]

Career[edit]

Peters completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Computer Science at Rice University and initially worked as a software engineer for Hewlett-Packard in their Unix development team.[3]

In approximately 1999 Peters was managing the HP-UX desktop development and became aware of the GNOME project when the team decided to provide GNOME on HPUX. Peters had a role in explaining the Open Source business and intellectual property models to Hewlett-Packard management. She later founded the Hewlett-Packard Open Source Program office.[4] In 2000 she became one of the founding members of the GNOME Foundation Advisory board.[5]

In December 2005 Peters became Director of Product Management for OpenLogic, an Open Source services company.[6] In July 2008 Peters left OpenLogic and became the executive director of the GNOME Foundation.[5] Her role was in coordinating with sponsors, business development and marketing.[4] In November 2010 she left to Mozilla.[1] Since August 2011 she has been a member of the GNOME Board of Directors.[7]

Peters has given keynote talks to many Open Source conferences including the Open Source Business Conference,[3] linux.conf.au, the 2008[8] and 2009[9] GNOME.Asia summit in Beijing and Ho Chi Minh respectively, and the Ohio Linuxfest in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Changing Roles". Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  2. ^ Varghese, Sam (2008-02-05). "Stormy by name, not by nature". IT Wire. Retrieved 2009-05-01. "Her real name is Robyn but she hasn't been called that except for a while when she lived in Spain as a child." 
  3. ^ a b "The OpenLogic Management Team: Stormy Peters, Director of Community and Partner Programs". OpenLogic. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b Bhartiya, Swapnil (2008-07-15). "A Storm In The Computing World: Stormy Peters". EFYTimes.com. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  5. ^ a b "GNOME hires Stormy Peters as Executive Director" (Press release). GNOME Foundation. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  6. ^ "OpenLogic Hires Open Source Expert Stormy Peters as Director of Product Management" (Press release). OpenLogic. 2005-12-07. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  7. ^ "About the GNOME Foundation: Board of Directors". Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  8. ^ "GNOME.Asia Summit 2008 conference website.". 
  9. ^ "GNOME.Asia Summit 2009 conference website.". 

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