Prof. Alan C. Moore and Richard Fontana joining XOOPS Advisory Board



2008-05-20

We are happy to announce that Prof. Alan C. Moore from Kentucky State University and Richard Fontana from Red Hat will become newest members of our XOOPS Advisory Board, joining two current members: XOOPS' Founder - Onokazu and Justin Erenkrantz, President of Apache Software Foundation.

Needless to say, we are extremely excited to have these two individuals of such caliber joining our Advisory Board.

Please help us to welcome them to our XOOPS Community!
Alan C. Moore is a Professor at Kentucky State University where he teaches music and humanities. He was selected there as the Distinguished Professor for 2001-2002, and has served nine terms as President of the Faculty Senate. He has degrees in music theory and composition from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, and the University of Iowa. His work in computer programming began in the 1960s and he has taught himself many computer languages. He has been programming with Delphi since the first version and has written numerous articles about it in various technical journals. He was contributing editor of Delphi Informant Magazine (writing the popular File|New column) until that journal stopped publication. He has written two books, 'The Tomes of Delphi: Win 32 Multimedia Programming' and 'The Tomes of Delphi: Basic 32-bit Communications Programming (with John Penman). Prof. Moore has been one of the leading forces behind Project JEDI, the most successful Open Source project in the Delphi community, and its director since 2002. To read an interview with him, click here...Richard Fontana is a lawyer who specializes in free software/open source licensing issues and related copyright and patent matters. He currently works at Red Hat, Inc. Prior to joining Red Hat, Fontana worked at the Software Freedom Law Center, where he represented a number of FOSS projects and foundations. He is particularly known for work done on behalf of SFLC's client the Free Software Foundation; Fontana was, with Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen, one of the principal authors of version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3). Among his other clients at SFLC was the Sakai Foundation, which Fontana advised on matters relating to the Blackboard learning management systems patent.

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