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Byte.com: Six Hours With A World-Class Kernel Hacker [Andrea Arcangeli]

Mar 06, 2000, 16:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Moshe Bar)

[ Thanks to Antti Huotari for this link. ]

"The following few thousand words could loosely be defined as a transcript of an interview with world-famous kernel hacker Andrea Arcangeli. The interview took place in his home in Imola/Italy on January 12th, 2000."

"... There was not a single book in his lab... Andrea is a 24 years old kernel wizard, on the payroll of Linux-distributor SuSE."

"... Andrea is different than the standard cliché of an honest-to-God kernel hacker. He does have a girlfriend and also cares a lot about other things, too. In his own words, if he wouldn't happen to make money from writing tomorrow's Linux kernels, he could just as well be playing guitar from morning to evening. Andrea lives with his parents..."

Complete story.