OpenPKG Corporation
OpenPKG CorporationManagementRalf S. Engelschall

Ralf S. Engelschall

Dipl.-Inf. (Univ.)
Ralf S. Engelschall

Managing Director
Research & Development
OpenPKG GmbH

Ralf S. Engelschall is a 37-year old Computer Scientist, Unix Developer and Artist living with his wife and two children in Munich, Germany. He has 23 years of computing and 20 years of Unix and Networking experience. His main interests are in Internet Networking, Unix Operating Systems, Formal Language Parsing and Efficient Data Structures and Algorithms.

He is the author of the book Apache Desktop Reference, author of over a dozen IT magazine articles and author of three dozen popular Open Source software components, including the popular Apache mod_rewrite and mod_ssl extensions, the GNU Portable Threads and GNU Portable Shell Tool, the OSSP Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) library and, last but not least, the OpenPKG cross-platform multiple-instance Unix software packaging facility.

Beside being the founder of OpenSSL, OpenPKG and OSSP, since over a decade he is an active developer in the Apache, FreeBSD and GNU projects. He is a member of USENIX Association, Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) and OpenPKG Foundation. Additionally, he is founder and president of the association OpenPKG Foundation e.V. and founder, owner and managing director of the corporation OpenPKG GmbH.

Currently he is Managing Director of the OpenPKG GmbH and working in the Research & Development area.

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