Kevin Burton is a long-standing contributor within the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and has concentrated on Open Source, distributed systems, Java, XML, object oriented design, performance analysis, scalability design, and security engineering. He has created a number of Open Source projects including, Reptile, Apache Jetspeed, Apache Alexandria and also co-founded the Apache Turbine project. All have been very successful, with Jetspeed attracting involvement from companies such as IBM, SAP, and NEC and Turbine now driving some of the most complex applications on the Internet. He is also involved in next generation Software Engineering, and is trying to use the distributed, evolutionary Open Source model to build quality, stable, and scalable software.
Recently, Kevin has been busy working on the OpenPrivacy project. After being co-founded in late 2000, the project has released its first Open Source project, Reptile.