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ZDNet Australia: Interview with Alan Cox

Jan 27, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brendon Chase)

"You have been working for Red Hat since January 2000, What is your title and what are you doing?

"I was contracted a bit before that for a while. I am a fellow; most of what I'm doing is working on the kernel, some of it other applications that need fixing. I also deal with awkward bugs, things that matter to important customers with support contracts that reassures them we can fix bugs whenever they turn up

"What do you think of large organisations looking at Linux for their solutions?

"I see a lot of big financial institutions looking and deploying very large amounts of Linux on servers. Desktop people are looking looking at it more and more I think because open office is highly available, accessibility, user interface among other considerations to a point where the stuff is useful, but not necessarily perfect just yet..."

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