"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
"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
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