Board of Directors

Timothy Pearson

Timothy Pearson, Chairman

Solid Silicon

Timothy has worked in multiple areas of high performance systems design over the past 15 years, from hardware / firmware to kernel and application development, with a strong emphasis on open solutions and system security.

David Calderwood

David Calderwood, President

RED Semiconductor

David is a graduate Electrical and Electronic Engineer, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET (formerly the IEE), and a hardware engineer who has worked extensively in software.

As an engineer his expertise has spanned telecommunications, networking, computing and semiconductors and his international professional career has taken him from Europe to the Far East and the US.

David has held engineering roles, consultancy roles, and Business management roles, at Director level, culminating as a public company Chairman.

From his early days with Philips worked on the design and manufacturing of telephone systems as the industry went digital. He and his engineering team were one of the first to develop PCs sidestepping the IBM Bios, followed by nearly forty years acting as an engineering consultant, both in leading technology and organisational structure. David brings a significant width and depth of real-world technology industry experience.

James Kulina

James Kulina, Executive Director

OpenPOWER Foundation

James is Executive Director of the OpenPower Foundation, with over 10 years of open source experience across hardware, software, and network engineering disciplines. James brings a passion for open source and is committed to growing OpenPower Foundation’s membership, community, and ecosystem. He is a serial entrepreneur with a background in enterprise technology and has worked in roles spanning operations, business development, product management, and engineering. Previously, James was co-founder and COO at, an open source cloud-native virtualization startup acquired by Ant Financial. Prior to that, he led product management in Red Hat’s OpenStack group, and was a product lead on AT&T’s first OpenStack Cloud. James graduated from University of Virginia with a degree in Electrical Engineering and is based in Washington D.C. area.

Meow Yee

Meow Yee, Director


Meow Yee is Director, China Power Partnerships & Business Development, for Power Systems at IBM Corporation. She has broad ecosystem and business development experience working with hardware and software business partners, working in IBM’s software and hardware divisions. She has deep experience in mergers & acquisitions and led the negotiations and formation of a joint venture. Before her current role, she was on an international assignment to China for 2.5 years with market development responsibility for IBM China’s mainframe business. Prior to that, as the Program Executive for Asian Initiatives at IBM, she managed a ground-breaking project to share best practices across 30 global companies on growing businesses in Asian marketplaces, that culminated in IBM’s first Asian Leadership Conference. She has managed a multi-hundred million dollar software business in IBM, developed IBM’s corporate information architecture, and worked as a researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Ms. Yee has been recognized with the National Women of Color Technology All Star, YWCA Salute to Women and the US President’s Lifetime Volunteer Service awards. Ms. Yee graduated with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Imperial College London, England.

Lance Albertson

Lance Albertson, Director

Oregon State University

Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) and has been involved with many open source projects since 2003. The OSUOSL provides hosting for more than 160 projects, including those of worldwide leaders like Debian Linux, the Linux Foundation and AlmaLinux. The most active organization of its kind, the OSUOSL offers world-class hosting services, professional software development and on-the-ground training for promising students interested in open source management and programming.