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Eclipse Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

The 5 board members of Foundation, Inc. are all appointed by, and are representatives of Eclipse Foundation AISBL.

Kenji Kazumura

Kenji Kazumura is Senior Professional Engineer at Fujitsu Limited in Japan. After more than five years experience of the compiler development he has been working with Java for the enterprise mission critical systems. Now he is in charge of Fujitsu middleware products such as Interstage Application Server.

He has a lot of experience to optimize the several huge enterprise applications, specifically in the field of mobile communication and financial service, in order to run with high performance and reliability. These systems contribute a great deal to the social infrastructures in Japan. He is also now working to make the cloud environment be more useful with the container and microservices architecture technologies.

Ian Robinson

Dr. Ian Robinson is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM Application Platform, which includes IBM’s Java, Liberty and WebSphere technologies. He has more than 30 years’ experience working in distributed enterprise computing across product development, open standards, and open source. Ian is a steering committee member of the Jakarta EE WG and has IBM team members participating in numerous Eclipse runtime and tools projects including MicroProfile, Adoptium, OpenJ9, Equinox, OSGi and Eclipse JDT.

Matthias Sohn

Matthias is a product owner and open source enthusiast. He leads the EGit and JGit projects and contributes to Gerrit Code Review. He also worked on Spark and Kafka and recently started contributing to Gardener ( enabling Kubernetes to manage Kubernetes clusters on a large scale. He is also a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Matthias works as a product owner for SAP Cloud Platform and leads its git team.

He holds a PhD and diploma degree in Experimental Physics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

Stephen Walli

Stephen R. Walli, Principal Program Manager, Azure Office of the CTO

Stephen is a principal program manager working in the Azure team at Microsoft. Prior to that he was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Stephen has been a technical executive, a founder, a writer, a systems developer, a software construction geek, and a standards diplomat. He has worked in the IT industry since 1980 as both customer and vendor, working with open source for 25+ years. He blogs about open source and software business at "Once More unto the Breach",, and on Medium.

Jim Wright

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James (Jim) Wright is a well-known software architect and attorney who has been working in and around open source for 20 years. Jim is the author of the Universal Permissive License and has been with Oracle since 2009, where he currently serves as Chief Architect, Open Source Policy, Strategy, Compliance, and Alliances.

Before his time at Oracle, Jim was in private practice at Sidley Austin, where he handled a wide variety of technology transactional matters as well as patent litigation. Jim is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and in the decade before starting legal practice, he worked in engineering and management capacities at a variety of different IT enterprises.

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