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InnerSource Commons Welcomes our new Board and Officers

InnerSource Commons Welcomes our new Board and Officers

May, 2023

The InnerSource Commons Foundation is delighted to announce the election of a new Board of Directors and Officers comprising of Isabel Drost-Fromm (Chair), Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar (President), Russ Rutledge (Vice President) Tom Sadler (Secretary), Sebastian Spier (Assistant Secretary), Matt Cobby, Georg Grütter, Yuki Hattori, and Dmitrii Sugrobov. We would also like to congratulate our returning Officers: Silona Bonewald (Treasurer) and Maximilian Capraro (Assistant Treasurer).

We welcome Matt Cobby, Yuki Hattori and Dmitrii Sugborov who are joining the board for the first time.

The Board of Directors and Officers have been elected by the InnerSource Commons Members as the best people to set and drive the vision of the foundation through the next year. Our Officers play an essential role in helping us implement that vision.

Danese Cooper, our founder, is stepping down from the InnerSource Commons Board for the coming term. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Danese for her dedicated efforts in advancing InnerSource Commons and raising awareness about InnerSource. We know that Danese will continue to share her insights and advice with the community.

We are also deeply grateful to Jacob Green, Klaas-Jan Stol and Johannes Tigges, who are stepping down from the Board this year. The Foundation has truly benefited from their perspectives and their expertise.

“InnerSource Commons is a community for those who not only wish to learn from their peers, but also for those who have the passion to contribute to the growing body of InnerSource knowledge. Our Board of Directors and elected Officers play a vital role in helping us fulfill the InnerSource Commons mission. We would like to thank them for volunteering in these roles, past and present,” said Daniel Izquierdo, President of The InnerSource Commons Foundation.

More details about our Board, governance and bylaws can be found at Board & Governance.

[UPDATE 09/2023]:

Katie Schueths joined the Board in September 2023, to fill the vacancy left by Russell Rutledge, who took over as Executive Director of the InnerSource Commons. Welcome to the board Katie!

About InnerSource Commons

InnerSource Commons is the world’s largest community of InnerSource practitioners. It is dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge about InnerSource, the use of open source best practices for software development within the confines of an organization.

Founded in 2015, the InnerSource Commons is now supporting and connecting over 2500 individuals from over 750 companies, academic institutions, and government agencies. The InnerSource Commons Foundation was incorporated on February 19th, 2020 and is now a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Contact Information

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May 30, 2023