Meet the OSG Writers

Ben Lloyd Pearson

Ben Lloyd Pearson

Ben is an open source technologist experienced in a wide array of modern IT tools. He's done a bit of everything, from web development, to systems administration, web publishing, and beyond.

  • Projects

    Tizen
  • Role

    Open Source Operations

Mike Blumenkrantz

Mike Blumenkrantz

Mike is the release manager for Enlightenment as well as a core developer of the EFL toolkit.

  • Projects

    EFL, Servo
  • Role

    Senior Staff Engineer

Mauro Carvalho Chehab

Mauro is the maintainer of the Linux kernel media and EDAC subsystems and Tizen on Yocto. He's also a major contributor to the Reliability Availability and Serviceability (RAS) subsystems.

  • Projects

    Linux Kernel, Tizen, v4l-utils, rasdaemon, tvtime, xawtv3
  • Role

    Linux Kernel Expert

Bryce Harrington

Bryce Harrington

Bryce is a founder and developer of the Inkscape project, but began his career in the aerospace industry as a spacecraft propulsions engineer.

  • Projects

    Cairo, Wayland
  • Role

    Senior Open Source Developer

Shuah Khan

Shuah Khan

Shuah contributes to multiple aspects of the Linux Kernel, and she maintains the Kernel Selftest framework.

  • Projects

    Linux Kernel
  • Role

    Senior Linux Kernel Developer

Brian Warner

Brian Warner

Brian is Manager of Open Source Engineering and Strategy in the Samsung Open Source Group. He manages a rockstar team of upstream contributors to graphics projects (Wayland, Weston, Enlightenment, EFL, and others) who support Tizen and other projects, and is responsible for internal and external strategic open source initiatives.

  • Role

    Senior Open Source Strategist

Phil Coval

Phil Coval

Philippe is dedicated to free software and open hardware and is deeply involved in the Tizen and IoTivity communities.

  • Projects

    Tizen, IoTivity
  • Role

    Open Source Engineer

Derek Foreman

Derek Foreman

Derek has a long history of writing graphics software and has spent much of his career working in open source.

  • Projects

    Wayland, Cairo
  • Role

    Senior Open Source Developer

Cedric Bail

Cedric Bail

Cedric has been contributing for a long time to EFL. He is known as the borker due to his work on optimizing the core libraries and triggering side effect bugs which tend to take years to be discovered.

  • Projects

    EFL
  • Role

    Senior EFL Engineer

Chris Michael

Chris Michael

Chris Michael has been an EFL/Enlightenment developer for over 13 years and is now working for the Samsung Open Souce Group.

  • Projects

    EFL, Wayland
  • Role

    Senior Software Engineer

Daniel Kolesa

Daniel Kolesa

Daniel has been contributing to open source since 2007 and has been involved with the EFL and the OctaForge 3D game engine in addition to other projects.

  • Projects

    EFL, OctaForge
  • Role

    Software Engineer

Reynaldo Verdejo

Reynaldo Verdejo

Husband, Dad, and Multimedia FOSS developer by trade in between. His work is primarily found in GStreamer and FFmpeg, but he has also contributed to an assorted list of free and open source software during his more than a decade-long software development career.

  • Projects

    GStreamer, FFmpeg
  • Role

    Senior Multimedia Software Engineer

Stefan Schmidt

Stefan Schmidt

Stefan Schmidt has been a FOSS contributor for over 10 years and currently works on Enlightenment Foundations Libraries, Wayland and the IEEE 802.15.4 and 6LoWPAN Linux stack.

  • Projects

    EFL, linux-wpan
  • Role

    Senior Software Engineer

Thibault Saunier

Thibault Saunier

Thibault Saunier is a open source Multimedia engineer mostly developing and maintaining the GStreamer framework and the Pitivi Video editor.

  • Projects

    GStreamer
  • Role

    Senior Multimedia Engineer

Ibrahim Haddad

Ibrahim Haddad

Ibrahim is Vice President of R&D and Head of the Open Source Innovation Group at Samsung Research America.

  • Role

    Head of Open Source Group

Sanjeev BA

Sanjeev BA

Sanjeev has been involved with Tizen since its beginning, and has contributed to many of the open source platforms it is based on.

  • Projects

    Tizen, IoTivity
  • Role

    Senior Engineer

Habib Virji

Habib Virji

Habib helps improve device interoperability for the IoTivity project and contributes to the Blink.

  • Projects

    Webkit, Blink, IoTivity
  • Role

    Senior Software Engineer

Tilmann Scheller

Tilmann Scheller

Tilmann's primary focus is on the ARM/AArch64 backends of LLVM. He has been involved with LLVM since 2007, and he also works on lightweight JavaScript engines.

  • Projects

    LLVM
  • Role

    Principal Compiler Engineer

Former Samsung OSG Employees

The following individuals are no longer employees of Samsung. We thank them for their efforts and wish them the best in their future.

Javier Martinez Canillas

Javier Martinez Canillas

Javier Martinez Canillas was a Senior Linux Kernel Developer for the Samsung Open Source Group with a focus working on ARM and Exynos SoC support.

  • Projects

    Linux Kernel, U-boot
  • Role

    Senior Linux Kernel Developer

Tom Hacohen

Tom Hacohen

Tom has been a core developer and part of the leading team at SHR (Openmoko), he is currently a core developer for EFL.

  • Projects

    EFL
  • Role

    Senior Software Engineer

Guy Martin

Guy Martin

Guy Martin was formerly a Senior Strategist with the Samsung Open Source Group.

  • Projects

    Open Interconnect Consortium
  • Role

    Senior Strategist

Jon A. Cruz

Jon A. Cruz

Jon is an Inkscape core developer and board member, participates as a mentor in Google's Summer of Code, and contributes to Wayland.

  • Projects

    Wayland, IoTivity
  • Role

    Senior Open Source Developer

Luis de Bethencourt

Luis de Bethencourt

Luis de Bethencourt is a freedom-loving technocrat who has always enjoyed programming and playing around with video. Luis sees open source software as the best way to enter the innovative technology community.

  • Projects

    GStreamer
  • Role

    Senior Software Engineer

Thiago Sousa Santos

Thiago Sousa Santos

Based in northeast Brazil, Thiago is an Open Source developer and enthusiast focused on multimedia and GStreamer. When not hacking, you can find him attempting to play an electric guitar or travelling around.

  • Projects

    GStreamer
  • Role

    Senior Multimedia Engineer

Mario Smarduch

Mario Smarduch

Mario has been involved with Linux Kernel for past 15 years and virtualization for past 5 years. His work has been mostly on the product side, interfacing with Open Source communities as needed.

  • Projects

    KVM, QEMU, Kernel, Libvirt
  • Role

    Senior Virtualization Architect

Arun Raghavan

Arun Raghavan

Arun is a developer on the GStreamer multimedia framework and the PulseAudio multimedia server. He lives in Bangalore, India, and generally lurks online as `louiswu` or `Ford_Prefect`.

Gurj Bahia

Gurj Bahia

Gurj bridges the gap between traditional, closed downstream ways of working and the more modern, open, collaborative methods.

  • Projects

    OIC
  • Role

    Head of SRUK OSG

Mats Wichmann

Mats Wichmann

Mats worked on compliance/compatibility programs for Tizen and the Open Interconnect Consortium (IoT).

  • Projects

    Tizen (Compliance), Linux Standard Base, Python
  • Role

    Senior Open Source / Standards Engineer

Adenilson Cavalcanti

Adenilson Cavalcanti

Adenilson is a web systems engineer with a special interest in Web Engines, *nix and embedded and mobile devices.

  • Projects

    Webkit, Blink, Servo
  • Role

    Senior Web R&D Engineer