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Tony Wasserman

Tony Wasserman is a Professor in the Software Management MS program at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, and the Executive Director of its Center for Open Source Investigation (COSI). He is particularly interested in the evaluation and adoption of open source software, as well as its use in mobile devices. He serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley startups.

Tony has divided his career between industry and academia, and has been involved with open source software since the mid-1970's when he worked with BSD Unix at Berkeley. At that time, he was Professor of Medical Information Science at the University of California, San Francisco, and served as a Lecturer in the Computer Science Division at the University of California, Berkeley. His User Software Engineering (USE) project released software under a BSD license in 1980. Tony then started Interactive Development Environments, which used part of the USE software as a foundation for the innovative Software through Pictures multiuser modeling environment.

In 2000, Tony became VP of Bluestone Software (later acquired by Hewlett-Packard) responsible for its West Coast Labs, where he led the creation of the award-winning open source Total-e-Mobile toolkit, which allowed mobile devices to connect to Java-based web applications. He joined Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley in 2005.

Tony's hobbies and interests include world travel (51 countries), photography (, running, and bicycling. Tony has just started a website ( and looks forward to working with the Drupal community to enhance it.

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Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley