Greg Stein


Greg Stein

Greg Stein (born March 16, 1967 in Portland, OR), living in San Francisco, CA, USA, is a programmer, speaker, sometime standards architect, and open-source software advocate, appearing frequently at conferences and in interviews on the topic of open-source software development and use.

He is a director of the Apache Software Foundation, and served as chairman from 21 August 2002 to 20 June 2007 [ [http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html Apache Software Foundation Board records] ] . He is also a member of the Python Software Foundation, was a director there from 2001-2002 [ [http://www.python.org/psf/records/board/history/ Python Software Foundation Board records] ] , and a maintainer of the Python programming language and libraries (active from 1999 to 2002) [ [http://svn.python.org/projects/ Python development records] ] .

Stein has been especially active in version control systems development. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he helped develop the WebDAV HTTP versioning specification [ [http://webdav.org/ WebDAV.org] ] , and is the main author of [http://webdav.org/mod_dav mod_dav] , the first open-source implementation of WebDAV. He was one of the founding developers of the Subversion project ["Producing Open Source Software", [http://producingoss.com/en/setting-tone.html#code-review Chapter 2, "Practice Conspicuous Code Review"] (Karl Fogel, O'Reilly Media, 2005, ISBN 0-596-00759-0)] , and is primarily responsible for Subversion's WebDav networking layer.

Stein most recently worked as an engineering manager at Google, where he helped launch Google's [http://code.google.com/hosting open-source hosting platform] . Stein publicly announced his departure from Google via his blog on July 29, 2008. [ [http://prng.blogspot.com/2008/07/transitions.html Greg Stein's Blog] ] Prior to Google, he worked for Oracle Corporation, eShop, Microsoft, CollabNet, and as an independent developer.

Greg regularly contributes to [http://www.sellyourfriends.com sellyourfriends.com] , a blog about the popular Facebook application Friends For Sale.

References

External links

* [http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/28/1427238 Ask Apache Software Foundation Chairman Greg Stein] "(Slashdot article)"
* [http://www.theserverside.com/tt/talks/videos/GregStein_BEA/56k/interview.html Video interview at dev2dev]
* [http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/08/07/1756208 Interview with Googles (sic) Greg Stein and Chris DiBona] "(Slashdot interview about the launch of Google's open-source code hosting platform)"
* [http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=109807 Apache's Greg Stein says commercial software's days are numbered] "(ComputerWorld / InfoWorld / MacWorld article)"
* [http://jmesnil.net/weblog/2006/03/22/highlights-of-greg-steins-keynote/ Highlights of Greg Stein’s keynote] "(A third-party summary of Stein's [http://www.eclipsecon.org/2006/Sub.do?id=106 keynote] at EclipseCon 2006)"
* [http://www.lyra.org/greg/ Homepage]
* [http://www.podtech.net/home/77/googles-greg-stein-infotalk-on-open-source Google's Greg Stein InfoTalk on Open Source]
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F01E3D9163CF930A3575BC0A9629C8B63 In Competitive Move, I.B.M. Puts Code in Public Domain] "(New York Times article on IBM's donation of WebSphere to the Apache Software Foundation)"


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