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With more than ten years experience in the Open Source and Linux communities, I have observed many levels of software development organization. As Software Configuration Manager for four major California companies, I took that experience with such tools as the Concurrent Versions System (CVS), and the GNU Bug Tracking System (GNATS), and developed several highly efficient SCM systems.

My SCM processes are written in compliance to such standards as the "CMMI-SW, V1.1, CMMI for Software Engineering", "IEEE/EIA Std 12207.0-1996, Standard for Information Technology - Software life cycle processes", and "MIL-STD-973, Military Standard, Configuration Management". Using these processes, I built an SCM system comprised of Red Hat Linux and CVS, and helped secure a CASS certification to IEC 61508 compliance with a leading California Process Industry company.

Recognizing the lack of comprehensive, process-oriented tools in both Open Source and commercial projects, I am currently working towards developing requirements for Perl-based tools and custom-built Linux systems that aid in the adherence to industry-standard Software Configuration Management practices.

With a strong desire to contribute to the advancement of quality in the technology industries, my core belief is that the future of technology depends upon the promotion of quality in the processes that lead to product development.