There are many people behind the Apache Friends Project. Even
though Kay and I started on our own, it soon became very
apparent we were not able to handle all the work alone. Answering
all the questions in the forum was especially difficult to do
without further help.
Over the months and years that followed, some users very kindly
formed into a small team that helped us. With their support
Apache Friends has grown to what it is today.
Oswald is the webmaster, forum admin, and co-founder of Apache Friends. He's also the maintainer of XAMPP for Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X.
He graduated 1999 from Technical University of Berlin with a Diplom-Informatiker degree (equivalent to a Master in Computer Science). In the 90's he created and managed Germany's biggest IRCnet server irc.fu-berlin.de, and co-managed one of the world's largest anonymous FTP server ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de.
He is truly an early bird to Internet having professionally set up his first public webserver in 1993.
From 1993 until 1998 he was member of the internationally renowned "Projektgruppe Kulturraum Internet", a Berlin-based research project on net culture and network organization.
In 2006, his third book, Das XAMPP-Handbuch, was published by Addison Wesley.
From 2009 to 2011, he served as Technology Evangelist for Web Tier Products at Sun Microsystems/Oracle.
On the right you see a very early photography of him.Kay is the maintainer of XAMPP for Windows. Together with Oswald he founded the Apache Friends project in 2002.
He works as freelance System Engineer and wrote several books about web technologies like Apache, MySQL and XAMPP itself.
On the right you see a more or less recent photography of him.
Paul HinzPaul comes to Apache Friends with over 20 years of engineering and product strategy experience in startup, government and Fortune 500 companies. He has unique experience in the fostering of open source communities and open source software product strategies alike. Currently Paul is the Chief Marketing Officer for Liferay, and on several Technical Advisory Boards. Before joining Liferay, Paul led strategies for Java EE, the GlassFish open source stack including the Sun WebStack, Sun/Netscape Web Server plus several others, and was Sun Microsystems' strategist for portals and collaboration while additionally coordinating with the MySQL team for open source marketing and sales. Prior to Sun, Mr. Hinz held multiple positions including Sun-Netscape, OSI, Hewlett-Packard and for the California Department of Transportation Research Laboratory.
Paul holds a B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State University, Sacramento and a Masters of Business from the University of Maryland.
Stefan 'DeepSurfer' König
Kristian W. Marcroft