Daniel is the cofounder of Tauri, an open source community driven to making more secure and energy efficient applications for all the platforms. With over 20,000 hours of volunteer time logged in a variety of non-profit entities, Daniel is no stranger to the complexities of managing teams of volunteers. He is also the CEO of CrabNebula - a company that offers products and services in support of Tauri's mission. In his rare free time he shoots Leica.
Tauri is an Open Source Software community, created in 2019 to further the goals of making smaller, more secure applications for all consumer hardware platforms. It is a programme within the Commons Conservancy. We seek to be agnostic to programming language and user interface framework, however we write all of our core systems in Rust and provide JS API interfaces. Our libraries are well maintained, audited for security by third parties, and focus on a joyful developer experience. Our core libraries are very easily classifiable as TRL-9. Our organisation is led by our Working Group, which is split into Development, Community, and Operations. Some decisions, however, require that our Board of Directors convene.
Roberto Viola is Director-General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission. He was the Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT, European Commission from 2012 to 2015. Roberto Viola served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, as Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG). He held the position of Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, he served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004. From 1985 to 1999 he served in various positions including Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services at the European Space Agency (ESA). Roberto Viola holds a Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).