I am a technical executive, a founder, a consultant, a writer, an international business person, a systems developer, a software construction geek, and a standards diplomat. I love to build teams and products that make customers ecstatic. I have worked in the IT industry since 1980 as both customer and vendor. Currently I am part of the business strategy team for HP Helion at Hewlett-Packard.
The development of the Chinese software market (open source and otherwise) remains an area of deep interest for me. [I organized the agenda, speakers and sponsors for the inaugural Beijing Open Source Software Forum as part of the 2007 Software Innovation Summit in Beijing.]
I was a founder and vice-president, R&D at Softway Systems. When Softway was acquired by Microsoft in 1999, User Friendly posted the following:
professional stuff: open source, software development discipline, software business, standards, intellectual property law, China.
personal stuff: snowboarding, reading, yoga.
henry v, act iii, scene i
King Henry: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our english dead!
In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility,
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, ...