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Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas


Mark has been an Apache Tomcat committer since November 2003. He initially worked on Tomcat in his free time but since August 2008 he has been employed by SpringSource (now part of VMware) to work on Apache Tomcat. He spends most of his time working on Tomcat but he also works on tc Server, VMware’s Servlet & JSP container based on Apache Tomcat.

Mark is the release manager for Apache Tomcat 10.1 and 11.0 where he tries to release a new version every month or so. He is currently focused on Tomcat 11.0 development which will support Jakarta EE 11. He is a committer for Eclipse Servlet, Server Pages, Expression Language and WebSocket.

Elsewhere at the ASF, Mark is a member of the ASF security and infrastructure teams and he is also on the Commons PMC where he focuses on Commons Pool and DBCP.

Mark is a member of the ASF and served as a Director from 2016 to 2019. He has held the position of VP, Brand Management since February 2018.


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