Beaverton, Oregon – (via THE
HOSTING NEWS) – August 1, 2005 – The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL),
a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux and home to
Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, today announced the appointment of Mike
Temple to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Temple brings more than 25 years experience in finance and operations to the OSDL
executive team, including 15 years in CFO and general management roles and 10
years in public accounting practice. Temple’s naming to this new OSDL executive
position follows the recent appointment of OSDL’s director of Europe, Middle East
and Africa. The appointments represent OSDL’s ongoing development of its global
Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL commented on the appointment, ”Our reach is now
global and to achieve our goals we’ve tapped an experienced finance executive
to help us fulfill our mission. Mike has been successful in finance internationally
and in high tech and his background is just what we need to take OSDL to the next
”I look forward to working with OSDL and its members and I’m excited to contribute
to their mission of accelerating the adoption of Linux in the enterprise,”
Most recently, Temple was executive vice president and general manager at Bioject,
Inc. He has also served as vice president and CFO for Upright Systems, an internet
services and software development company, Instromedix, Inc., and the Yoshida
Group. Prior to that, Temple was in public accounting practice with the international
accounting firm of Laventhol and Horwath.
The Open Source Development Labs were founded in 2000. For further information
please visit OSDL at: http://www.osdl.org.