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LinuxPlanet: Kernel Development, Desktops, and Scooby Doo: The Alan Cox Interview

Feb 10, 2000, 22:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Alan Cox is a long-time Linux kernel hacker, Red Hat Software employee, and general all-around great guy. More importantly, he's one of the people that works behind the scenes to make Linux a great product through his relentless efforts in improving and enhancing the Linux kernel -- as evidenced by the numerous "ac" monikers after kernel revisions."

"Linux Today Editor Paul Ferris caught up with Alan on the LinuxWorld Expo show floor as the show was winding down. Here, Paul and Alan discuss important issues: how free software is making a difference in the world, what vendors are making a difference in the Linux world, why the commercialization of Linux may not make a difference in the larger scheme of things, and how Scrappy Doo didn't make a difference in the Scooby-Doo ethos. For those of you who would like to know what Alan is doing a day-by-day basis, he keeps a diary online at www.uk.linux.org/diary/."

"LT: So you spend 10 hours a day doing Linux stuff....Do you enjoy your day pretty much? Do you work at home?"

"Alan: Yes, I work at home. It's very rare that I'm with the Red Hat people, maybe once a year."

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