Founder, CollabNet Inc.
Brian Behlendorf founded CollabNet, with O'Reilly & Associates, in July 1999. The company provides tools and services based on open source methods. Before launching CollabNet, Behlendorf was co-founder and CTO of Organic Online, a Web design and engineering consultancy located in San Francisco. During his five years at Organic, Behlendorf helped create Internet strategies for dozens of Fortune 500 companies. During that time, he co-founded and contributed heavily to the Apache Web Server Project, co-founded and supported the VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) effort, and assisted several IETF working groups, particularly the HTTP standardization effort. Before starting Organic, Behlendorf was the first Chief Engineer at Wired Magazine and later HotWired, one of the first large-scale publishing Web sites.
Brian is currently a Director of the Mozilla Foundation and a retired Director and President of the Apache Software Foundation.
In January 2006, Brian was named a Young Global Leader by the Forum of Young Global Leaders, an affiliate of the World Economic Forum. Brian is one of only 41 people in North America chosen to join this powerful international community tasked with making a positive impact on the global future. Brian moderated a software panel at the 2006 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in January 2006 in Davos, Switzerland.