The Linux Foundation, who provide training and certification resources, global conferences and host open source projects with technologies such as the Internet of Things and blockchain, has announced the appointment of Chris Aniszczyk, Mark Hinkle and Nicko van Someren to its executive leadership team. The Linux Foundation hope these additions will help drive its mission to accelerate open development for large shared technology investments.
Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation, said: “The Linux Foundation aims to meet the demands of the world’s leading developer and IT communities, as well as the technology companies that are using collaborative development to advance every part of IT. We are fortunate that our work to support the greatest shared technologies attracts the best talent in technology. The contributions that Chris, Mark and Nicko have made to the open source community and technology industry are well known, and we’re eager to work with them to support open development.”
Aniszczyk has had over 15 years of experience as The Linux Foundation’s vice president of Developer Programs. He is currently acting as interim executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and will work to evolve how the Linux Foundation engages new projects and supports the development of open source at scale. Previously, Aniszczyk served as Twitter’s head of open source and has also contributed to Gentoo Linux and served on the Eclipse Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Java Community Process Executive Committee.
Hinkle will drive marketing programs and community relations as vice president of marketing at The Linux Foundation. Previously, Hinkle was senior director, Open Source Solutions for Citrix where he managed their Open Source Business office and their involvement in the Apache CloudStack and Xen Project communities. He also drove the strategy and execution of open source marketing efforts for Cloud.com, leading to its acquisition by Citrix in 2011, and grew the Zenoss open source software project to more than 100,000 members, which fueled its ascent into the Inc. 500 fastest growing businesses in the U.S.
Dr. van Someren is The Linux Foundation’s chief technology officer. He will lead the Core Infrastructure Initiative as well as other Linux Foundation security-focused efforts. Recently, Dr. van Someren served as the chief technology officer of Good Technology. Prior to joining Good he served as chief security architect at Juniper Networks where he was responsible for leading the technology and design direction for the company’s Network Security products, as well as promoting Juniper’s security solutions to industry and government sectors. Before joining Juniper, he was founder and CTO of the security technology company nCipher Plc. Dr. van Someren holds a doctorate and First Class degree in computer science from Cambridge University in the UK. He is a fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Computer Society.