May 9, 2013

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce Ed Maste’s new role as the Foundation’s part-time Director of Project Development.Ed has served on the Foundation’s board for two years, and has stepped down in order to accept this new position.

In this position, Ed will manage the Foundation’s sponsored work, including projects funded under specific grants, operational support and project development undertaken by the Foundation’s permanent technical staff. Working with the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Ed will identify and document specific areas of future project work interest. This roadmap planning will include coordination with FreeBSD consumers and the FreeBSD community.

“2012 represented an inflection point in the Foundation’s history,” said Justin T. Gibbs, President of the FreeBSD Foundation. “The Foundation has a stated goal of investing in permanent staff through 2013. With Ed taking on this new position I’m excited by the Foundation’s increased capacity to manage our project development and operational support.”

Ed has over ten years of experience in companies building products on FreeBSD, in both technical and managerial roles. He resides in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.