VM Brasseur

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Selfie of VM (Vicky) Brasseur

V M (Vicky) Brasseur is an author and public speaker advocating in the field of free and open-source software.


Brasseur is the director of Open Source Strategy for Juniper Networks and former Vice President of the Open Source Initiative.[1][2][3]

Brasseur is a frequent keynote speaker at tech conferences where she often discusses issues of community management and technological challenges in open source projects and environments, especially when they intersect with business environments.[4][5][6]

Brasseur has written many articles for publications including Linux Journal[7] and opensource.com, for which she has also been a moderator.[8][9] Her 2018 book Forge Your Future with Open Source[10] aimed to help newcomers get started in participating in the open source software community. The book was listed number 11 in BookAuthority's 21 Best New Software Development Books To Read In 2019.[11]


Brasseur is the winner of the Perl White Camel Award in 2014 and the O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2016.[12][13] She won an Opensource.com Moderator's Choice Award in 2018[14] and in 2019.[15]


  1. ^ "Vicky Brasseur joins Juniper Networks". Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  2. ^ "Podcast – VM Brasseur gives the definitive overview of open source challenges -". | Redefining Physical Layer Automation. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  3. ^ "VM Brasseur". O'Reilly Media. 2018-03-20. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  4. ^ "Presentations and podcasts by Vicky Brasseur". Conferences, Videos, Podcasts, and People. 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  5. ^ "keynotes". OpenWest 2018. 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  6. ^ Cardoza, Christina (2019-01-29). "OSI weighs in on open-source licensing conflict". SD Times. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  7. ^ "VM Brasseur: About the author". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  8. ^ "VM Brasseur". Faces of Open Source. 2018-12-09. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  9. ^ "Meet the team". Opensource.com. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  10. ^ "Forge Your Future with Open Source". Forge Your Future with Open Source. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  11. ^ "21 Best New Software Development Books To Read In 2019". Book Authority. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  12. ^ Holt, Brian; Phipps, Simon; Crockford, Douglas; Magnus, Nils (2016-05-19). "2016 O'Reilly Open Source Awards". O'Reilly Media. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  13. ^ Foy, Brian D; X, Sawyer (2014-12-17). "The 2014 White Camel Awards". brian d foy [blogs.perl.org]. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  14. ^ Hibbets, Jason (2018-02-02). "Announcing the 2018 Opensource.com Community Awards winners". opensource.com. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  15. ^ Hibbets, Jason (2019-02-04). "Announcing the 2019 Opensource.com Community Awards winners". opensource.com. Retrieved 2020-02-20.


External links[edit]