Joshua Holm is the kind of guy you want to have on your chat list if you’re ever looking for an open source tool to tackle a task. That’s because he actively keeps up with the latest open source tools and projects because much of his work involves helping people find the right software tool to meet their needs. So if you’re looking for an open source version of something, chances are Joshua can make a recommendation.
He won a 2013 People's Choice Award from the opensource.com community and is one of our new community moderators. Among his many roles in the open source community, he is a contributor to ITK and Director of Science and IP at OSEHRA. He wants Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems to be more open and believes in the open source way because it empowers us to drive change.
Jeffrey A. "Jam" McGuire lives in Cologne, Germany, is a Drupal and open source evangelist, and the Manager of Community Affairs at Acquia. Jam has a lot of open source stories and he's shared a few of them with us.
In our schools and our libraries, Carolyn Fox believes we can push for more openness. Just entertaining the idea of it would be a huge step in the right direction for many who aren't aware of the open source movement beyond software that is underfoot.
Erlend Sogge Heggen is an aspiring game developer, who recently contributed his first article to opensource.com: Open source games: It's a team effort. Erlend has jumped right in and started participating with other community members here on the site. He also contributes to the jMonkeyEngine project, a cross-platform 3D game engine.