Yorba is a software group located in San Francisco’s Mission District. Our primary focus is developing free applications for the GNOME desktop. Our work is supported by generous donations from users who appreciate our software. We also do consulting work to help make ends meet: we are experts in GTK+, GNOME, Vala and free software in general. Come pay us a visit or read all about what we’re up to.
Meet the Team
Jim serves as Yorba’s Executive Director. He’s worked in the software industry since 1988 on a variety of operating systems and applications. Since joining Yorba in January of 2009, he’s led the development of Shotwell, a photo manager and non-destructive editor, and Geary, a new email client, both for the GNOME desktop. He enjoys writing, baseball, and cocktails.
Charles narrowly escaped the kraken of commercial web development to find peace on Yorba’s calm waters in January 2012. He relishes the opportunity to advance the state of free and open source technology. He appreciates facial hair, digs guitars and the shredding thereon, and fears humankind’s eventual demise under the slimy tentacles of an amassing legion of cephalopod infantry.
Board of Directors
Yorba’s Board of Directors includes Jim Nelson and two others:
Adam founded Yorba in 2009. Before that, he worked as a software engineer at Google, where he helped develop indexing algorithms for Google Desktop. He also taught computer science at Charles University in Prague for several years. He likes playing the piano, biking, and learning Slavic languages.
Dave has participated in free software communities since discovering Linux in 1996 and has been involved in many free software projects, including GNOME and the GIMP. He served three terms as a member of the board of directors of the GNOME Foundation (2005-7), and was chairman of the GNOME board in 2006. More about Dave >>