Randal L. Schwartz joins Linux Fund Board of Directors

World-renowned open source journalist, author, and developer energizes mission to support open source with his vision and experience

Corvallis, Oregon – March 30th, 2009 – Linux Fund is proud to welcome Randal L. Schwartz to its Board of Directors. The respected Perl and Smalltalk developer, best known for his indispensable Perl books and the FLOSS Weekly netcast, brings to Linux Fund the experience of an entire career based on open source development and community involvement.

"Randal has long been a friend of Linux Fund and I am delighted to have him aboard." says Linux Fund executive director David Mandel.

Randal L. Schwartz is a world-renowned expert on the Perl programming language, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books and over 250 magazine articles on the subject. Mr. Schwartz runs a Perl and Smalltalk training and consulting company and is a familiar face at open source events around the world.

Mr. Schwartz can be found online at:

  • twit.tv/floss netcast
  • twitter.com/merlyn
  • flickr.com/photos/randal-schwartz
  • merlyn.vox.com blog
  • perlmonks.org learning resource
  • use.perl.org news and forum
  • methodsandmessages.vox.com smalltalk blog
  • www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/

"I am excited about working with Randal considering that few people share his level of both technical expertise and devoted community involvement." says Linux Fund program director Michael Dexter.

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