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NewsForge: 2.4 kernel: Contributor Aivazian embraces change in life and Linux

Feb 13, 2001, 21:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julie Bresnick)

"Tigran Aivazian has been senior Linux-kernel architect for VERITAS Software Ltd., since February 2000. All his work is GPL. He maintains the BFS file system, the IA32 microcode update driver and has written this Linux Kernel Internals tutorial, but is most proud of the countless patches (and more patches) he has so far contributed."

"Impressive, considering he didn't start out as a hacker. He went to Yerevan State University in Armenia to study theoretical physics. He became interested in programming only after he discovered how useful it was in solving isotonic equations. The university let him take computer science on as a dual major after his professors felt he sufficiently demonstrated his exceptional academic prowess...."

"That's what attracts me to theoretical physics and to Linux. You can spend your whole life on it and still no end. You will not behold the truth and say 'this is the truth.' The Linux kernel reminds me of the complexity of the universe because it is infinitely complex, it is always changing. As you learn, you fix."

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