"Pia Waugh is a leading advocate for FLOSS in her home country,
Australia, and all over the world. In addition to running a
consultancy in partnership with her husband, she is the vice
president of Linux Australia, the president of Software Freedom
International (sponsor of the annual Software Freedom Day events),
and on the board of directors of the OLPC Australia program.
Perhaps because her activities are born out of a love for open
source software, or maybe because her husband Jeff is also a major
figure in global FLOSS, Waugh says the balance between work and
life for her right now is 'nonexistent. But we love what we
"Waugh was introduced to Debian Linux about nine years ago. 'I
took to [it] immediately,' she says. 'I really enjoyed tinkering
with the software, learning how it worked, and I ultimately learned
more in six months of Linux about general computing than I did in
over 10 years of DOS, Windows, and Netware...'"