seanegan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 18:16:34 EDT 2008
I'm updating the bios for our 1023 tax exemption form. Let me know if
anything below should be updated. If I don't hear from you by Monday
(when I hope to finally get this out), I'll assume everything's
Sean Egan, Director and Director and President, 25, has been the
maintainer and lead developer of the Pidgin project since 2001. Sean
currently lives in Seattle, Washington, where he is employed by
Google, Inc. and works on their Google Talk product, a standards-base
instant messaging service. Egan discovered open-source development his
first year of college at Binghamton University, where he has a B.S. in
Computer Science. Egan has authored a book on Pidgin development,
titled Open Source Instant Messaging Application Development: Building
and Extending Pidgin, and he remains devoted to instant messaging
Egan works an average of one hour per week on IMF matters. As
President, he chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has
responsibility and oversight for the IMF's day-to-day activities.
Mark Doliner, Director and Vice President, 25, Palo Alto, California.
Graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Computer Science in 2003. He has been a steady
supporter of open source software for 6 years, including working
heavily with the open source project "Pidgin." Doliner tries to be
fair and thorough when making decisions.
Doliner works an average of a half hour per week on IMF matters. As
Vice President, he will act in the absence of the President.
Luke Schierer, Director and Secretary, 26, graduated from George
Mason University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
in 2003. Has worked with Free and Open Source software for 8 years,
including 6 years with the "Pidgin" project. Schierer has
consistently worked to make the Open Source software he has been
involved with more stable for those using it. A well known
contributor in the "Pidgin" project, the first project to be overseen
by Instant Messaging Freedom, Inc, Schierer brings both significant
experience and consistent leadership.
Schierer works approximately a half hour per week on IMF matters. As
Secretary, he manages IMF's records, including corporate
organizational documents and meeting minutes.
Ethan Blanton, Director and Treasurer, 26, graduated from Ohio
University in Athens, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Computer Science in 2002. He received a Master of Science degree in
Computer Science from Purdue University in 2005, and is continuing
work on a Ph.D. at Purdue. He has been a user of Free and Open Source
software since 1994, and a contributor since 1996. Blanton brings much
technical and leadership experience to the Board of Instant Messaging
Blanton works approximately one hour per week on IMF matters. As
Treasurer, he will manage IMF's books and work with the Secretary to
ensure that required paperwork (taxes, legal documents) are filed.
Evan Schoenberg, Director, 23, graduated from Vanderbilt University
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience, minor in Computer
Science, in 2005, and is currently a second year medical student at
the Emory University School of Medicine. He has developed Free and
Open Source software -- primarily related to instant messaging -- for
the past 4 years. He is best known as the lead developer of "Adium,"
an instant messaging program for Mac OS X which leverages the "Pidgin"
project's core. Schoenberg offers a unique perspective on open source
instant messaging development in addition to significant leadership
Schoenberg works approximately a half hour per week on IMF matters.
Mark Spencer, Director, 29, has been involved in Linux and Open Source since as
early as 1994 after attending the Research Science Institute. He is
the original creator of Pidgin and Asterisk (the Open Source
telecommunications platform) as well as some less well known programs
such as l2tpd, djkrazy and Cheops. Mark is the Founder and President
of Digium, Inc. Mark graduated Auburn High School in 1995 and
received his BS from Auburn University in 2000.
Spencer works approximately a half hour per week on IMF matters.
Nathan Walp, Director, 24, graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer
Science from Virginia Tech in 2004. He has been a user of open source
software since 1998, and contributor to Pidgin since 2001. In 2002, Walp
accepted the responsibilities of becoming a Pidgin developer, and since
that time has contributed code of his own, as as well as mentoring and
guidance for users and contributors alike.
Walp works approximately a half hour per week on IMF matters.
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