SEBASTOPOL, CA--Brian Behlendorf, a key innovator in the development of
Web commerce and founding member of the Apache Web Server Project, has
joined O'Reilly & Associates as Chief Technology Officer, New
Ventures. Behlendorf will be leading O'Reilly's initiatives to support
the acceptance and development of Open Source and other related
forms of collaborative software. His charge includes expanding his work
with the Apache Project, with a primary focus on strengthening the
infrastructure for Apache's Open Source software development process.
"I decided to join O'Reilly because I felt there was a unique chance
here to explore a number of new business and technology ideas made
possible by the changes taking place in the software world," said
Behlendorf. "I believe O'Reilly is better positioned to take advantage
of these new ideas than a traditional software company might be. Plus,
the freedom to innovate and take chances is a part of the company's
Tim O'Reilly, President and CEO of O'Reilly & Associates, said "Brian
brings a rare combination of vision, deep technical expertise, and
business acumen to every project he touches. We're delighted to be
working with him."
Behlendorf's recent endeavors include crafting strategic and technical
directions for C2Net, a cryptography and web server software company,
as well as coordinating content for the ApacheCon conference in
October, 1998. He spent 1993-98 as co-founder and CTO at Organic
Online, one of the first Web design and engineering consulting firms,
where he helped create Internet strategies for dozens of Fortune 500
companies. While there, he co-founded and contributed heavily to the
Apache Web Server Project, co-founded and supported the VRML (Virtual
Reality Modeling language) effort, and assisted several IETF (Internet
Engineering Task Force) working groups, particularly the HTTP
standardization effort. Before starting Organic Online, Brian was the
first Chief Engineer at Wired Magazine and later HotWired, one of the
first large-scale publishing web sites.
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