Camille Fournier is a software engineering executive, author, and open source advocate. In addition, Fournier is also a core maintainer of Apache Zookeeper, which is software that coordinates computing tasks distributed across a large number of computers.
Tom Igoe is a co-founder of the Arduino open source microcontroller hardware project. Igoe also teaches courses on physical computing to students as part of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University.
Karen Copenhaver is an intellectual property lawyer best known for her work on open source licensing and business models. Copenhaver is legal counsel to the Linux Foundation where her guidance is used to support the adoption of Linux and open source technologies inside major corporations.
Bill and John Ritchie hold a photograph of their late brother Dennis. Dennis Ritchie created the C programming language (perhaps the most widely used programming language of all time) and, with colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system.
David Korn is the author of the Korn shell (ksh) which he created while working on Unix at Bell Labs. The Korn shell was developed to improve on the features first introduced by the Bourne and C shells.