Allison Randal is a software developer and author. She was the chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, a member of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation, a member of the board of directors for the Python Software Foundation , and a Chairman of the Parrot Foundation. She is also the lead developer of Punie, the port of Perl 1 to Parrot. She is co-author of Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials and the Synopses of Perl 6. She was employed by O'Reilly Media. From August 2010 till February 2012, Randal was the Technical Architect of Ubuntu at Canonical. She is currently a director of the Open Source Initiative and since May 2015 has been its President.
In 2009, Randal was chair of O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON).
- ^ Perl Foundation's Who's Who list
- ^ PSF Membership Roster
- ^ Parrot Foundation
- ^ New Job, New Blog by Allison Randal Aug. 20, 2010
- ^ Randal, Allison. "Allison Randal: Open Source Strategist". LinkedIn. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- ^ "OSI Board Changes 2014". 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- ^ Phipps, Simon. "Handing On The Baton". Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- ^ Allison Randal - O'Reilly Radar