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GNOME Hires Stormy Peters as Executive Director

Jul 07, 2008, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"The GNOME Foundation today announced the hiring of Stormy Peters as Executive Director. Stormy, a well-known industry analyst with extensive experience at Hewlett Packard and OpenLogic, will work on accelerating the adoption of GNOME and strengthening the Foundation by attracting new industry members and community contributors. "Hiring Stormy represents a major step for GNOME", said Luis Villa, a Director of the GNOME Foundation. "With her unique background and experience, she'll be a natural at growing industry support for the project and connecting interested parties to our community."

"Stormy's combination of industry expertise and community background will be a great fit for GNOME. 'Stormy is one of the most well respected members of the open source industry and community.' says Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, 'Her unique ability to work with both community volunteers and commercial industry members across a variety of open source projects will serve the GNOME Foundation well...'"

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