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Linux Journal: Linuxchix, Govt. Officials and Pianolas--They Don't Call him maddog for Nothin'

Oct 31, 2001, 15:10 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Vernon)
"In the last couple of years, there have been a number of Geek Cruises on the Holland-America cruise line, but this year saw the first Linux Lunacy cruise. Featured speakers included Eric Raymond, Richard Stallman, Jon "maddog" Hall, Michael Johnston, Linux Journal's own Doc Searls and Reuven Lerner (okay, so he doesn't work for us full time, but we still claim him) and many others.

Doc and I took advantage of the position of so many Linux celebrities (that is, on a boat with LJ editors and nowhere to run) and got a number of interviews. Look for the interviews and other articles, including a full cruise report, here on the site and in the pages of the magazine.

One of maddog's talks was on why Linux is like a pianola (player piano), explaining that both benefit from open standards. I snatched about 15 minutes with maddog on the final day of the cruise to discuss with him his exploits with Linux International and his fascination with player pianos."

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