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FOSDEM.org: New FOSDEM Interviews Posted

Jan 31, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alain Buret)

From the interview with Jon "maddog" Hall:

"Alain Buret - This question is probably often asked, but why are you called "maddog" ?

"Jon Maddog Hall - My students gave me the name. Often my arguments with the Dean of Instruction were "too hot for maddogs and Englishmen" (from a Noel Coward play). The Dean was british, I was the maddog.

"Alain Buret - Your career is around advocating Linux and related software : what is Linux for you ? How would you explain this software model to a newcomer ?

"Jon Maddog Hall - People contribute their time and programming expertise to this project just like an amateur athelete runs a race or plays a sport. They are not paid for doing it, they just like doing it..."

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