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Roman Kennke is a long-time free Java (and Software) engineer, originally involved in GNU Classpath since 2004, later participated in opening OpenJDK and since then is a regular contributor to several parts of OpenJDK (AWT/Swing, general class library, lately Hotspot). After finishing his Diploma in 2007 he was employed by aicas, who are building a hard real-time capable Java VM. During 2009 and 2010 worked for Sun Microsystems on Java Webstart. After a short period as a contractor for JP Morgan, he's now a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, where he used to work on Thermostat, the Zero and Shark port of OpenJDK, and currently on the Shenandoah GC and the Lilliput project.