Australian Financial Review: Doing the Samba on Windows
Oct 08, 2002, 11:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Davidson)
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"When Andrew Tridgell takes you into the first of his Canberra
home's three studies and explains that, in this study, he's banned
any computer louder than a laptop, you might be forgiven for
thinking the man is a little uptight.
"But you'd only think that up to the moment he takes you into
his second study, which has so many computers it rumbles like a
bus. By the time you're in the third study, with your fingers in
your ears as he yells at you over what sounds like aeroplanes
taking off, you start to appreciate the truth: here is a man who
knows what he's on about.
"Tridgell, who says he would just print 'Tridge' on his business
card if only his uptight American employers would let him, is one
of the leading lights in the free-software movement. He's not as
famous as Linus Torvalds or Richard Stallman, but his role is
nonetheless a central one if free software is to take over the
world, as many of its proponents hope..."