James Governor

ApacheCon Europe 2009 Speaker


James Governor is Principal Analyst and co-founder of RedMonk, the first analyst firm built on open source principles and license styles. He works with technology vendors and enterprises, advising on community development and platform selection strategies. Clients range from the biggest to the smallest firms- from IBM (350k employees) to Reductive Labs (4 employees). James makes extensive use of social networks, notably Twitter, in driving and delivering his research agenda and supporting the community that makes it possible. James is also co-author of the forthcoming O’Reilly publication – Web 2.0 Architectures: What entrepreneurs and information architects need to know. James is also deeply interested in sustainability issues, and drove the formation of RedMonk’s new consulting and advisory service Greenmonk. He also acts as an advisor to Akvo.org, the open source for water knowledge.