"Webmin is a suite of utilities designed to make
administering a Linux system easy even for inexperience users.
It provides a friendly web-based interface for managing users,
configuring web servers, or handling DNS -- all without adversely
affecting the plain text configuration files, so that terminal
junkies can still use their favourite text editor to tweak the
settings by hand."
"I started Webmin to stop people bugging me with trivial system
administration tasks," admits Jamie, who started working on Webmin
in 1997. "I didn't want to give them the root password, and besides
I was the only one who understood the DNS zone format."
"Jamie worked on Webmin in his spare time while working in
Singapore and then for a local ISP in Melbourne. When asked whether
he'd cut code at home after hours, or during work hours, he
admitted "I could get away with it at work in Singapore, because my
managers there didn't know enough code to figure out what I was
"Luckily, Jamie's new managers are happy for him to work on
Webmin on company time. Caldera Systems, distributors of the
OpenLinux distribution, and active sponsors of open source
development, are now paying Jamie to work on the project."