OSUOSL Advisory Council

Featuring industry leaders from global open source projects and commercial vendors, the Oregon State University's Open Source Lab's Advisory Council assists OSL with its overall strategy, service development and outreach to industry partners.

The OSL's advisors help the Lab hone its services for open source communities worldwide while creating more opportunities for Oregon State students in real-world technology development environments.

The Open Source Lab Advisory Council includes:

Dries Buytaert: Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish. He is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal.

Chris DiBona: DiBona is the open source programs manager at Google. With his team, DiBona supports the open source community through initiatives including the Google Summer of Code program and the release of open source software projects and patches. In his role, DiBona facilitated the contribution of $750,000 in grants from Google to the Open Source Lab over the last three years.

Marie Deatherage: Deatherage is the director of communications and learning at the Meyer Memorial Trust. A long-time program officer for the Trust, she has participated in numerous open source projects and events. Deatherage also serves on the board of directors at Free Geek, a nonprofit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need.

Justin Erenkrantz: Erenkrantz is currently president of the Apache Software Foundation. He has been a long-time contributor to project development, including Apache HTTP Server, Subversion, APR, Serf, mod_mbox, and flood. Erenkrantz is also a Senior Software Engineer at Joost.

Greg Kroah-Hartman: A senior fellow at Novell, Kroah-Hartman is a maintainer of the Linux kernel, the core of the open source Linux operating system. His responsibilities include the USB, driver core, sysfs, and debugfs portions of the kernel as well as serving on the stable Linux kernel release team. He is also an author of numerous articles and books on Linux development.

Jason McKerr: McKerr is the director of technology for InsightsNow, a Corvallis, Oregon-based market research company. With extensive background in software engineering and finance, McKerr was previously a co-founder and operations manager of the Open Source Lab.

Allison Randal: Randal is the chief architect and lead developer of the open source project Parrot, on the board of directors of the Perl Foundation, chairman of the Parrot Foundation, and founder and president of Onyx Neon Press. She also works for O'Reilly Media as chair of its annual Open Source Convention (OSCON).