A prominent free and open source software (FOSS) advocate, Stormy Peters joins OpenLogic from Hewlett-Packard (HP) where she founded and managed the Open Source Program Office. As an early adopter of open source, Stormy was responsible for HP’s open source strategy, policy and business practices. She was also a founding member of HP’s Linux Division.
Stormy is a frequent keynote speaker on business aspects of open source software at major conferences such as the Open Source Business Conference and the O’Reilly conferences. She has addressed the United Nations, European Union and various U.S. state governments on open source software. Stormy is a co-founder of the non-profit GNOME Foundation, which is based on open source principles to encourage the development of a computing platform, comprised of free software, for use by the general public.
Stormy joined HP ten years ago as a software engineer in the Unix Development Lab after graduating from Rice University with a B.A. in Computer Science.
Stormy is constantly seeking new adventures. She has lived north of the Arctic Circle, traveled around the world solo and, most impressively, taught classes to twenty-two eight year olds.