The Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

Stephen Walli

Technical Director
The Outercurve Foundation

Stephen is the technical director of the Outercurve Foundation.  Prior to that he consulted on software business development and open source strategy. His customers include Microsoft, the Eclipse Foundation, and the Linux Foundation. He's been an adviser to Ohloh, Bitrock, Continuent, and eBox.

Stephen was VP Open Source Development Strategy at Optaros, a business manager at Microsoft on open source, and VP R+D and founder at Softway Systems, a VC-backed company that developed a UNIX portability environment for NT before being acquired by Microsoft.  He was a long time participant at the IEEE and ISO POSIX standards groups, representing both USENIX and EUUG and a regular writer on open systems standards since 1991.

Stephen has an essay in O'Reilly's "Open Sources 2.0: The Continuing Evolution".  Stephen blogs on software business, standards and open source at "Once More unto the Breach"