Redox OS elects its first Board of Directors

By Jeremy Soller on

On June 21, 2023, the Redox OS nonprofit elected its first Board of Directors. The Redox OS project is a Unix-like operating system written in Rust, and intended for free public and commercial use. The nonprofit was formed to support the project and its community, and will help provide transparency in the management of funds, hopefully leading to increased donations and the ability to hire full-time staff.

The Redox OS Board of Directors consists of:

Ron Williams, as President

Ron has over 30 years experience in the software industry in technical, consulting and executive roles. He has consulted to Fortune 500 companies in designing and developing new products. As president and co-founder of Ensemble Systems, he grew the company to over 100 technical staff, with Ensemble twice being selected as one of the best places to work in British Columbia. After many years as a consultant and executive, he has rediscovered his love of coding by contributing to Redox OS.

Jeremy Soller, as Treasurer and Vice-President

Jeremy created the Redox OS project in 2015, and is the Redox BDFL. He has been involved with open source software development for over fifteen years, starting with hobby projects and soon moving into professional open source software development. He is currently employed as Principal Engineer at System76, where he manages a team of engineers building open source software, firmware, and hardware. His experience with low-level development has driven many successful projects at both Redox OS and System76.

Alberto Souza, as Secretary

Alberto has been an open-source activist and amateur systems researcher since 2017. He has used dozens of Unix-like systems and thousands of free and open-source programs, from mainstream to underground. He has been following Redox OS development over the years, feeling confident to start contributing in 2023. Since starting, he has made vast improvements to the Redox OS management, documentation and worked on porting numerous programs.


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