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Allison Randal is a software developer and open source strategist. She is president of the Open Source Initiative, board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She collaborates in the Debian, Ubuntu, Python, Perl, and OpenStack projects, and currently works on OpenStack open source strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, leading a team of upstream-focused engineers.

At various points in the past she has served as chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, member of the board of directors for the Python Software Foundation, chairman of the Parrot Foundation, Open Source Evangelist at O’Reilly, conference chair of OSCON, Technical Architect of Ubuntu, and Open Source Advisor at Canonical.

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