REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SpikeSource, a provider of open source software testing, certification and support, announced today that Bill Joy has joined the company's board of directors and that it has hired two new executives to oversee core business areas. Joaquin Ruiz has joined as vice president of product marketing and Anders Tjernlund as vice president of support services. "The SpikeSource board of directors and I are pleased to announce these additions to our board and executive team," said SpikeSource's CEO Kim Polese. "By assembling this robust team we are able to deliver unparalleled value to our customers as we help them navigate the adoption of open source applications into their IT infrastructures." Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, led Sun's technical strategy as the chief scientist from the company's inception in 1982 until 2003. He played a key role in the development of Solaris, SPARC, chip architectures and pipelines, and Java. Joy joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner in January 2005. "It is truly my pleasure to join SpikeSource's board of directors," said Joy. "It's evident that open source applications have progressed to the point they are ready for widespread enterprise adoption and that SpikeSource offers a suite of services that will help enterprises effectively and efficiently adopt and maintain open source software." As the vice president of product marketing, Joaquin Ruiz is responsible for SpikeSource's product strategy. Prior to joining SpikeSource, Ruiz was senior vice president of marketing at Liquid Systems, a next generation messaging independent software vendor. Previously, he was vice president of marketing and product management at Sistina Software (acquired by Red Hat in 2003) where he drove the company's product roadmap, marketing strategy, and enterprise adoption. Sistina delivered the leading cluster file system for Linux and the open source community's default logic volume manager (LVM). Prior to this, he held senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard, where he grew HP's high-availability (HA) software business to over $100 million in annual revenue, and created and launched HP's "5 nines" HA program with Cisco, Oracle and EMC. Anders Tjernlund joins SpikeSource as vice president of support services. Tjernlund will leverage his experience as the senior director of worldwide support operations and strategy at BEA systems to develop SpikeSource's support services. He will be managing the global customer support team, developing support services, working with customers to fulfill their services contracts, and building out SpikeSource's online support offerings. While at BEA Systems, Tjernlund's responsibilities spanned the product management of BEA's customer support offerings, offshore teams, pricing, eSupport, and knowledge management and strategy. Previously, Tjernlund held senior marketing, strategy and business development positions at Hewlett-Packard's worldwide services and support organization in Europe and in the United States. About SpikeSource: SpikeSource was founded in 2003 to help accelerate the adoption of open source in the enterprise. The company provides free tested and certified open source software stacks, sells update and technical support service to enterprises, certifies commercial software for use in open source environments, and provides free testing and certification services for open source projects. For more information visit http://www.spikesource.com.