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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.

There's a long version of the CV, and my full LinkedIn profile also exists.

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:

User Friendly Cartoon about the Softway acquisition (1999-09-22)


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, ...