Dave Neary is the Community Gardner at Red Hat, as part of their Open Source and Standards team, he helps make the communities that Red Hat leads and participates in successful. Prior to that, Dave founded and ran Neary Consulting, specialising in growing open communities and developing free software strategy. In this role, he has worked as the docmaster of the Maemo community, and OpenWengo community manager. With a long history of participation in free software projects, including the GIMP, GNOME, OpenWengo, Maemo and MeeGo, Dave has been exploring the subject of company/community interactions for over a decade. We’re eager to bring to bear Dave’s expertise in helping us grow participation across our community, advance the sustainability of our ecosystem, and grow Mifos as a leading project in the HFOSS movement.