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04 February 2009, 16:13

New open source chiefs at IBM and at Zend

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IBMs expert on open standards, Bob Sutor, has now been appointed the Vice President of Open Source and Linux. His standards and open source team are moving with him to the Software Group. Sutor, formerly the Vice President of Standards and Open Source at IBM, will now have a focus on the strategic and technical issues that revolve around the free operating system. "If it does or should run on Linux and IBM has a business interest in it, I have an interest in it," stated Sutor.

At Zend, the PHP Company, Co-Founder Andi Gutmans has been named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Gutmans previously served Zend as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and as the chief of the research and development department. Gutmans stated “I am honored to take the leadership role at the company I co-founded years ago, when open-source was in its infancy,". His predecessor, Harold Goldberg, was the CEO for the last two years before leaving the company to focus on new tasks.

Additionally, Mark Burton, previously the Vice President of Global Sales at MySQL and a member of MuleSource, Info Bright, and Jaspersoft boards, has been appointed as the new chairman for Zend.

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