"Many free software advocates make a name for themselves by
being involved with a single project. Dave Neary casts a wider net.
He is a GNOME Foundation member, community manager of the OpenWengo
project, and a former contributor to the GIMP project.
"Neary, the oldest of five kids, describes himself as 'farm-boy
redneck at heart' who caught the computer bug at an early age. 'I
had my first experience with computers in school--a row of Apple
IIes that had a BASIC interpreter built in. I had a teacher who
loved computers and used to enjoy teaching us to peek and poke....
I got a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128K +2 at home with a cruddy
monochrome monitor when I was around 13. I mostly played games on
it, but I also messed about with BASIC on there too; as I got older
I got a kick out of rendering Mandelbrot and Julia sets...'"
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