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The Linux Foundation Appoints Eileen Evans to Board of Directors

By 2017-03-218月 22nd, 2017Press Release

VP and Deputy General Counsel for Software and Open Source at Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Serve as At-Large Director

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced that Eileen Evans, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Software and Open Source at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), has joined The Linux Foundation Board of Directors as an At-Large director. Ms. Evans had represented HP and then HPE from 2012 through 2016 on the Board as a Platinum director.

At HPE, Ms. Evans leads and manages legal support for HPE Software and provides legal and program management guidance for open source at the company. Prior to joining HP in 2010, she was a Director and Associate General Counsel at Sun Microsystems, and then Oracle Corporation following its acquisition of Sun. In addition to her work on The Linux Foundation Board of Directors, Ms. Evans represented HP and then HPE on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors from 2012 through 2017.

“The Linux Foundation’s support for the creation of ecosystems around critical open source projects has helped them grow and is encouraging commercial adoption,” said Ms. Evans. “I look forward to carrying on my work with the Board to support the organization that’s home to Linux, as well as dozens of other technologies that developers count on.”

“Eileen has been a trusted advisor to The Linux Foundation for years, so we’re very pleased that she’ll continue to help lead the organization,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director. “As we’ve grown to become the home of more than 50 vibrant projects and expanded the ways The Linux Foundation serves the open source community, we’ve relied on Eileen and others on our Board for their guidance and expertise. We thank her for her service to date and for her decision to continue forward in this leadership role.”

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