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 [ [ Apache Software Foundation Board records] ] . He is also a member of the Python Software Foundation, was a director there from 2001-2002 [ [ Python Software Foundation Board records] ] , and a maintainer of the Python programming language and libraries (active from 1999 to 2002) [ [ 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 [ [] ] , and is the main author of [ mod_dav] , the first open-source implementation of WebDAV. He was one of the founding developers of the Subversion project ["Producing Open Source Software", [ 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 [ open-source hosting platform] . Stein publicly announced his departure from Google via his blog on July 29, 2008. [ [ Greg Stein's Blog] ] Prior to Google, he worked for Oracle Corporation, eShop, Microsoft, CollabNet, and as an independent developer.

Greg regularly contributes to [] , a blog about the popular Facebook application Friends For Sale.


External links

* [ Ask Apache Software Foundation Chairman Greg Stein] "(Slashdot article)"
* [ Video interview at dev2dev]
* [ Interview with Googles (sic) Greg Stein and Chris DiBona] "(Slashdot interview about the launch of Google's open-source code hosting platform)"
* [ Apache's Greg Stein says commercial software's days are numbered] "(ComputerWorld / InfoWorld / MacWorld article)"
* [ Highlights of Greg Stein’s keynote] "(A third-party summary of Stein's [ keynote] at EclipseCon 2006)"
* [ Homepage]
* [ Google's Greg Stein InfoTalk on Open Source]
* [ 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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