Brian Behlendorf

Technology Entrepreneur
Blockchain Expert, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project

Brian Behlendorf is a technologist, executive, computer programmer and leading figure in the open-source software movement. He was a founding member and primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and was president of the Apache Software Foundation for three years. Behlendorf serves on several boards, including the Mozilla Foundation since 2003, Benetech since 2009, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013, has been the CTO of the World Economic Forum, and director and CTO of the CollabNet, a company that develops tools for enabling collaborative distributed software development.

In 2003, Behlendorf was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35. Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital, a global technology investment firm based in San Francisco, from 2014 until he joined the Linux Foundation. In 2016, he was appointed executive director of the open source Hyperledger project at the Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technology. To find out more, go to



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