My name is Jeff Osier-Mixon, though I usually go by "Jefro", my IRC nick going back to the 1980s. I started working as a technical contributor in the world of free software in 1992 at Cygnus Support, writing documentation for the GNU tools. Over the course of a career that includes technical writing, coding, management, and administration, I have been deeply involved in both the technical and non-technical aspects of open source projects. I have worked with a diverse collection of companies and on many projects, usually in or related to the embedded systems space, and often close to silicon. Since 2011, I have worked as an open source community manager at Intel's Open Source Technology Center, working hands-on with influential projects such as the Yocto Project and the Zephyr Project. I speak annually at a number of open source conferences around the world about the crucial role of community, best practices for managing it effectively, and general guidance on the administration of open source projects.

I have a strong interest in the strength of diversity and the benefits of inclusion as well as the power of community to bring value to the world. I like building bridges, and I believe in the mission of the OSI to promote and protect open source and the communities it serves. I would be grateful for the opportunity to help the OSI fulfill that mission as a board member and volunteer.

Thank you for your consideration.


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