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In 1988 attended the University of Bradford during which time authored various popular Freeware/Shareware software including ResPlay, ModObj, ModRes, ModEdit, ModPlay, Play

Apache Week (13 Sep 2022)
Founded, and edited Apache Week, distributed weekly to over 25,000 from 1996-2004.

Stronghold Web Server (02 Aug 2015)
In 1998, Paul Sutton and I developed Stronghold, a secure web server based on Apache for the international market...

Ramair (02 Aug 2015)
At University I was Chief Engineer and later Station Manager of the radio station Ramair

About UK Web (04 Oct 2014)
In 1996 joined UK Web as technical director and worked on a number of projects including co-writing the focus conferencing system, interactive Teletext and Internet games for BSkyB.

About C2Net (11 Jan 2010)
In 1997 founded C2Net Europe, designing and developing Stronghold, a secure web server based on Apache, and building up a small team as Managing Director. Contributed to various open source projects including mod_ssl and became a founding member of the OpenSSL project.

In 2000 C2Net merged with Red Hat and I took on the role of leading the Security Response Team. I'm an editorial board member of the Mitre CVE project (since 2002), a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation, and chair of the ASF Security Team (since 2006).

Bradford Robotic Telescope (12 Aug 2009)
In 1992 completed my degree in Electronics, Communications, and Computer Systems and went on to work on a PhD based on the internet control of a Robotic Telescope. Initially using an interactive gopher server, but switching to the NCSA web server in October 1993, and then Apache after joining the core development team in April 1995.

Sky teletext and Internet games (30 Apr 2000)
Co-author of interactive teletext and Internet games for Sky including a custom-written high-reliability fast remote database system and a complete development and staging platform...