File System Evangelist and Thought Leader: An Interview with Valerie Aurora
Jul 15, 2009, 21:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"There are many people who are influential in Linux.
Many of them you are already aware of, but there are some, who are
very influential, that you might not be aware. Valerie Aurora is a
very influential thought leader in the Linux and FOSS community.
She is responsible for the ChunkFS concepts and for much of the
current work in Union file system work within Linux.
"For many years, file systems on Linux was stalled. The
community at large was happy with ext2 and ext3 and that’s
where things stayed. There were some efforts with ReiserFS to
develop something new, but, overall, the community had stopped FS
development. Valerie Aurora pointed this out and started cajoling
the community and organized the first ever Linux File Systems
Workshop to help jump start the community. In addition she was on
the program committee for Fast09."