Jennifer Cloer on Working with Linus Torvalds, Open Source and Women in Tech


“I’ve had the opportunity to be at the forefront of some of the most disruptive technologies in the history of computing, it’s an amazing and unique experience,” said Jennifer Cloer, former Director of Communications at the Linux Foundation.

I have known Jennifer Cloer from the very early days, even before the Linux Foundation was formed. She is among the most influential women in the tech world, especially in the open source world. I have been planning to start a series of interviews of those women who made it into CIO’s most influential women in Tech list. When I approached Jennifer, I learned about a development in her career that made this story even more interesting. Cloer is moving out of the Linux Foundation and venturing into a new world of her own.