.NET Foundation Names New Executive Director
The .NET Foundation, which is tasked with overseeing the open-sourcing of .NET, has named a new executive director.The .NET Foundation has named Martin Woodward executive director of the organization overseeing the open-sourcing of the .NET Framework. Woodward, currently principal program manager for Open Source, Cross-Platform Development and Git at Microsoft, will remain an employee of at the company, where he has been involved in the open-source world for some time. Woodward came from the Microsoft MVP community, where he worked on Eclipse, Java, Unix and Mac tooling for Team Foundation Server, bringing this functionality to Microsoft's Developer Division, said Jay Schmelzer in a blog post. Schmelzer is president of the .NET Foundation and also a director of program management at Microsoft. Woodward helped drive the introduction of Git to Microsoft and ensured it was done in collaboration with the open-source community, Schmelzer said.
"Behind the scenes, Martin lent his expertise to several Microsoft open-source initiatives that you're familiar with, including some of the projects brought into the .NET Foundation," he said. "Additionally, he has been part of a cross-company effort to improve the internal processes and tooling at Microsoft, enabling the company to do more in the open-source space."
- Shaun Walker, software architect. He is an ex-project leader for DotNetNuke open-source product and ecosystem.
- Immo Landwerth, senior engineer from the Microsoft .NET Framework team helping to lead open-source initiatives.
- JB Evain, founder and project leader at SyntaxTree open-source projects. Senior software engineer at Microsoft.
- Daniel Roth, senior engineer from the Microsoft ASP.NET Framework team helping lead open-source initiatives.
- Bill Wagner, Humanitarian Toolbox contributor, author and speaker for .NET technologies. C# MVP and regional director for the .NET Framework.
- Phil Haack, engineering manager at GitHub with significant open-source contributions and experience.
- Mirco (meebey) Bauer, co-founder of Debian Mono Group, GNOME foundation member. CTO at GSD Software Design GmbH.
- Marcus Wendt, project leader on Composite C1 OSS project and active speaker on .NET technologies.
- Dominick Baier, project leader on ThinkTecture projects in .NET Foundation.