Danese Cooper

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Danese Cooper

Name: Danese Cooper

Born: January 19, 1959

Computer-related contributions

  • The "Open Source Diva" and American programmer, computer scientist, and an advocate of open source software.
  • She has managed teams at Symantec and Apple Inc. and for six years served as chief open source "evangelist" for Sun Microsystems before leaving to serve as senior director for open source strategies at Intel.
  • Her six years with Sun Microsystems is credited as the key to the company opening up its source code and lending support to Sun's OpenOffice.org software suite, Oracle Grid Engine, among others.
  • Board observer at Mozilla, and serves as a member of the Apache Software Foundation.
  • Board member at Open Source Initiative.