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Oct 08, 2002, 11:30 (10 Talkback[s])
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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..."

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