David Meyer clues us in on the lessons learned from a year elbow-deep in open-source. Code is the coin of the realm, as they say, but sustainable value comes from the processes behind that code.
David Meyer is currently CTO and Chief Scientist at Brocade Communications, where he works on future directions for Internet technologies. Prior to joining Brocade, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems, where he also worked as a developer, architect, and visionary on future directions for Internet technologies. He is currently the chair of the Technical Steering Committee of the OpenDaylight Project. He has been a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) of the the IETF (www.ietf.org) and the chair/co-chair of many working groups. He is also active in the operator community, where he has been a long standing member of the NANOG (www.nanog.org) program committee (and program committee chair from 2008-2011). He is also active in other standards organizations such as ETSI, ATIS, ANSI T1X1, the Open Networking Foundation, and the ITU-T.
Mr. Meyer is also currently Director of the Advanced Network Technology Center at the University of Oregon where he is also a Senior Research Scientist in the department of Computer Science.. One of his major projects at the University of Oregon is routeviews (see www.routeviews.org).
Prior to joining Cisco, he served as Senior Scientist, Chief Technologist and Director of IP Technology Development at Sprint.