August 23, 2016

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Philip Paeps and Kylie Liang have joined the Board of Directors. 

Kylie_boardKylie Liang is a senior program manager at Microsoft where she is leading FreeBSD related programs on public and private cloud, including FreeBSD Integration Service for Hyper-V development, FreeBSD based Virtual Appliance business engagement and promotion. Prior to Microsoft, Kylie started her career at Intel and led several software projects of kernel drivers and open source virtualization software. Kylie got her master’s degree from ICT (Institute of Computing Technology) at Chinese Academy of Sciences. Kylie has dedicated herself to Open Source areas and has been promoting collaboration with Open Source communities for years. She will focus on FreeBSD evangelism in her region with local communities.

Find out more about Kylie and her reasons for joining the board in her New Board Member Interview.

philip_boardPhilip Paeps joined the FreeBSD Project as a src committer in 2004 beginning with work on ACPI. He has since moved on to other areas of the kernel, as well as becoming a ports committer. He was the core team secretary from 2008 to 2012, and a member of the security team from 2007 to 2015.

As an independent consultant, Philip provides research and development on low-level software and operating systems, particularly in an embedded or real-time context. His main interests are bootloaders, device drivers and high-performance networking. In addition, Philip was one of the main organizers of FOSDEM, the largest annual open source software conference in Europe, from the early 2000s until 2015, and is currently involved with the organization of EuroBSDcon and various other conferences all over the world. 

Take a few minutes to find out more about Philip and his plans as a Foundation board member in his New Board Member Interview.

Please join us in welcoming Kylie and Philip to the Foundation Board of Directors!