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The Age: Securing Linux

Jul 07, 2003, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"Few people decide on their careers until they are well into their teens. Russell Coker is an exception. When he built his first computer, a TEC-1, from a kit, at the age of 11, he consciously made a career decision as well--he would be working in that field.

"However, the Melbourne-based developer and sysadmin probably never figured that his name would one day end up on the website of America's National Security Agency, the cryptologic organisation.

"That's exactly how things have turned out. Russell is among those who have made a sterling contribution to the NSA's SE Linux project. He is listed both among those who have contributed to the upstream line of development and to the community..."

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