FOSDEM.org: New FOSDEM Interviews Posted
Jan 31, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alain Buret)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
From the interview with Jon "maddog" Hall:
"Alain Buret - This question is probably often
asked, but why are you called "maddog" ?
"Jon Maddog Hall - My students gave me the
name. Often my arguments with the Dean of Instruction were "too hot
for maddogs and Englishmen" (from a Noel Coward play). The Dean was
british, I was the maddog.
"Alain Buret - Your career is around advocating
Linux and related software : what is Linux for you ? How would you
explain this software model to a newcomer ?
"Jon Maddog Hall - People contribute their time
and programming expertise to this project just like an amateur
athelete runs a race or plays a sport. They are not paid for doing
it, they just like doing it..."
"maddog" Hall on Linux
Taylor on GTK+
Pennington on Free Standards