Michael Tiemann

Michael Tiemann by Peter Adams.

Michael Tiemann, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2018.

Michael Tiemann is an entrepreneur, computer programmer, and open source pioneer. He is best known for his contributions to the GNU Project’s GCC compiler as well as for his founding of Cygnus Solutions — the world’s first open source software company. In addition, Tiemann has served on a number of boards, including the Open Source Initiative (OSI), GNOME Foundation and Open Source for America. As a child, Tiemann sang professionally, an experience that later led him to found Manifold Recording — a high-end recording studio in Pittsboro, North Carolina.