Once upon a time, a lot longer ago then he wished Mark Hinkle was born in a small Pennsylvania town and through the most unlikely sequence of events ended up as a technologist involved in the development and evangelism of free and open source software. Mark has written extensively on open source as the former editor-in-chief of LinuxWorld Magazine and for numerous other publications (Network World, Forbes, Upon the acquisition of he was VP of Community) Mark was the Senior Director, Cloud Computing at Citrix Systems where he helped support the Apache CloudStack and projects.. He currently is the VP of Marketing at The Linux Foundation. You can find his blog at and you can follow him on Twitter @mrhinkle.