Open-Source Advocate Joins SourceLabs

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2005-06-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Renowned open-source advocate Bruce Perens has joined an open-source startup as vice president of developer relations and policy initiatives.

Renowned open-source advocate Bruce Perens has joined an open-source startup as vice president of developer relations and policy initiatives. SourceLabs, a Seattle-based company focusing on delivering open-source infrastructure software to enterprises, announced last week that Perens has joined the company and is a good fit for an entity looking to enlighten enterprise customers about open-source software.

Indeed, in some respects the addition of Perens lends some credibility to the SourceLabs story. Although its mission is to deliver open-source software and services to enterprise customers on a subscription basis, SourceLabs has been funded by and co-founded by former Microsoft executives, who, in an interview, Perens jokingly said have now "seen the light" and moved to embrace the open-source movement. Brad Silverberg, a former high-ranking Microsoft executive and current partner at Ignition Systems, helped bankroll SourceLabs with venture funding, and Cornelius Willis, a former Microsoft marketing executive, is a vice president at SourceLabs.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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