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Portrait: Long-time Linux Advocate Clay Claiborne

May 17, 2007, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"Clay Claiborne was an early Linux advocate, and his company, Cosmos Engineering, was one of the first computer builders to offer Linux-based PCs and servers. But Clay has never been as much about business as he's been about social activism. He cofounded the Linux Users of Los Angeles (LULA) group back in 1999, but lately he's dropped out of Linux activism and is spending most of his time on social (mostly anti-war) activism. He'll still happily build you a Linux-based entertainment center PC, but his current passion is making a Vietnam War video retrospective he hopes will help Americans remember how poorly that adventure ended, and how the experience we gained in Vietnam should should be applied to our occupation of Iraq.

"On the Linux front, Clay's most notable pioneering effort was his mid-'90s Linux on a Disk (LOAD) product..."

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