Jim Jagielski

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Jim Jagielski
Born (1961-03-11) March 11, 1961 (age 62)
Alma materJohns Hopkins University
Occupationsoftware engineer
Board member ofApache Software Foundation Director, 1999-2018;
Open Source Initiative Director, 2010-2013
Outercurve Foundation Director, 2009-Present
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering CS External Advisory Board, 2016-Present[1]

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


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,[2] CTO for Covalent Technologies, Chief Architect for SpringSource/VMware and under the Office of CTO at Red Hat, Inc. as a Consulting Software Engineer, and Sr. Director at Capital One in the Tech Fellows program. Currently he is the Open Source Chef at ConsenSys. He's been a speaker at various conferences and seminars such as ApacheCon,[3] Forrester's IT Gigaworld,[4][failed verification] and O'Reilly Open Source Convention.[5][failed verification] He has written on numerous topics, and was the editor of the Apache section on Slashdot.[6]


He is best known as cofounder, member, and director of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and as a core developer on several ASF projects, including the Apache HTTP Server, Apache Portable Runtime, and Apache Tomcat.[7][failed verification] His first recognition on the Internet was as editor of the A/UX FAQ and system administrator for Jagubox, the primary repository for third-party software for Apple's A/UX operating system.[8]

In addition to his involvement with the ASF, Jagielski has been involved with other open-source projects.

Apache Software Foundation[edit]

Jagielski is one of the founding members of The Apache Software Foundation, after having been a member of the original eight-member Apache Group.[citation needed] Jagielski served as Director on the ASF's board from its incorporation in 1999, until 2018, making him the longest serving Director in the Foundation's history.[citation needed] After having served eight years as Executive Vice President and Secretary, and three years as Chairman, Jagielski served for several years as President of the ASF.[9]

Jagielski is the original Chair of the Apache Incubator project, in which he is still involved.[10] He was one of the original co-mentors for the Geronimo project, and he also mentors several Incubator podlings.[citation needed]

Jagielski is an 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,[11] making him likely the longest active contributor within the ASF.[citation needed]

Software leadership[edit]

In 2005, Jagielski was asked to serve on the Advisory Board of the Open Source Software Institute. Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) is a non-profit (501 c 6) organization of corporate, government and academic representatives. Its 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.[citation needed]

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]

In 2012, Jagielski was appointed as a new Council member of the MARSEC-XL Foundation.[18]

In 2015, Jagielski was awarded the European Commission/Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group's Luminary Award in Creating Open Engagement Platforms for his global efforts in promoting Open Source as an Innovation process.[19]

Other open software projects[edit]

Jagielski has contributed to Sendmail, xntpd, BIND, PHP, Perl and FreeBSD, among other projects.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "CS External Advisory Board".
  2. ^ Zend Technologies Extends U.S. Presence; Open-Source Advocate Jim Jagielski Joins PHP Technology Leader, retrieved 18dec2007
  3. ^ ApacheCon
  4. ^ Forrester's IT Gigaworld
  5. ^ O'Reilly Open Source Convention
  6. ^ Slashdot Announces Apache and BSD Sections
  7. ^ ASF Committers by Project Modules, retrieved 18dec2007
  8. ^ Usenet FAQs By Author: jim@jagubox.gsfc.nasa.gov
  9. ^ Apache Software Foundation Board of Directors, Retrieved on December 23, 2007
  10. ^ "Apache Phone Book". people.apache.org. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  11. ^ Apache Committers
  12. ^ "Board of Directors". Outercurve Foundation. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  13. ^ "The CodePlex Foundation Rebrands, Renamed Outercurve Foundation". Outercurve Foundation. September 28, 2010. Archived from the original on October 2, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  14. ^ "Outercurve Foundation Announces Jim Jagielski as President of Board". Outercurve Foundation. July 1, 2013. Archived from the original on February 15, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  15. ^ "OSI Board of Directors". Open Source Initiative. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  16. ^ "OSI Board Minutes". Open Source Initiative. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  17. ^ "O'Reilly Open Source Awards". O'Reilly. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  18. ^ "MARSEC-XL Welcomes Jim Jagielski as a New Council Member". Nasdaq Globalwire. August 16, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2014.

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