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WineHQ: Interview with Shachar Shemesh

Jul 08, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I'm always amazed at the diversity of Wine's developers. This week we sat down with Shachar Shemesh of Tel Aviv, Israel to discuss parts of Wine's internationalization. Shachar is a software consultant and ardent open source advocate. A few years ago he founded Lingnu Open Systems Consulting specializing in networking, security, and free software integration. In his spare time he volunteers as a board member for Hamakor, an Israeli organization that promotes free/open source software.

"BV: How did you first get involved with Linux and Wine?

"Shachar: Hmm, let's see. Linux was a gradual entrance. My first Linux experience was about 1992, when a friend bought a Ygdrassil distribution, and we sat and tried to compile the kernel (0.9 something, IIRC). Around 1996, as a sys admin, I connected the place I worked to the Internet, and the ISP recommended a Linux server for that, and offered to install it for me for $400. I politely said I'll do it myself. From there on it was pretty much inevitable..."

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