Greg Stein

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Greg Stein 2016-10-07 Taken at his Austin Home

Greg Stein (born March 16, 1967 in Portland, Oregon), living in Austin, Texas, United States, is a programmer, speaker, sometime standards architect, and open-source software advocate, appearing frequently at conferences and in interviews on the topic of open-source software development and use.

He is a director of the Apache Software Foundation, and served as chairman from 21 August 2002 to 20 June 2007.[1] He is also a member of the Python Software Foundation, was a director there from 2001 to 2002,[2] and a maintainer of the Python programming language and libraries (active from 1999 to 2002).[3]

Stein has been especially active in version control systems development. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he helped develop the WebDAV HTTP versioning specification,[4] and is the main author of mod_dav, the first open-source implementation of WebDAV. He was one of the founding developers of the Subversion project,[5] and is primarily responsible for Subversion's WebDav networking layer.

Stein most recently worked as an engineering manager at Google, where he helped launch Google's open-source hosting platform. Stein publicly announced his departure from Google via his blog on July 29, 2008.[6] Prior to Google, he worked for Oracle Corporation, eShop, Microsoft, CollabNet, and as an independent developer.

Stein was a major contributor to the Lima Mudlib, a MUD server software framework. His MUD community pseudonym was "Deathblade".


  1. ^ Apache Software Foundation Board records
  2. ^ Python Software Foundation Board records
  3. ^ Python development records
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  5. ^ Producing Open Source Software, Chapter 2, "Practice Conspicuous Code Review" (Karl Fogel, O'Reilly Media, 2005, ISBN 0-596-00759-0)
  6. ^ Greg Stein's Blog

External links

  • Ask Apache Software Foundation Chairman Greg Stein (Slashdot article)
  • Video interview at dev2dev
  • Interview with Googles (sic) Greg Stein and Chris DiBona (Slashdot interview about the launch of Google's open-source code hosting platform)
  • Apache's Greg Stein says commercial software's days are numbered (ComputerWorld / InfoWorld / MacWorld article)
  • Highlights of Greg Stein’s keynote (A third-party summary of Stein's keynote at EclipseCon 2006)
  • Homepage
  • Google's Greg Stein InfoTalk on Open Source
  • In Competitive Move, I.B.M. Puts Code in Public Domain (New York Times article on IBM's donation of WebSphere to the Apache Software Foundation)
  • Greg Stein Interview podcast (with Leo Laporte and Randal Schwartz).
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