Gervase Markham (programmer)
Gervase Markham (born June 1978) is a British Software Engineer for the Mozilla Foundation, and a lead developer of Bugzilla. He started contributing to the Mozilla project in 1999, and became the youngest paid employee of Mozilla.org at age 23 after he graduated from Oxford University.
Markham is named after his paternal grandfather Canon Gervase Markham (1910-2007), the squire and vicar of Morland near Penrith; both are related to the 16th-century poet and writer Gervase Markham. According to his Times obituary, the elder Gervase Markham was a descendant of William Markham, Archbishop of York (1710–1807).
In 2006, he won a Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award as "Best Community Activist". He has also presented to the FOSDEM conference for several years about the Mozilla Foundation activities and Bugzilla.
Markham is a born-again Christian, and has been undergoing treatment for metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma. He has written about both, and the relationship he sees between them. He has also written in opposition to same-sex marriage.
- Rhys Blakely (September 13, 2005). "Charity with 100 million fans". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
- "Taming the Lizard". New Architect. July 2, 2002. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
- Canon Markham's obituary The Times 7 January 2008.
- "Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards - Hall of Fame". January 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
- Gervase Markham (April 1, 2006). "Thank God for Cancer". Retrieved 2007-01-02.
- Gervase Markham (March 6, 2012). "Coalition for Marriage Petition". Retrieved 2013-04-02.
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