Portrait: Louis Landry of Joomla! Finds Direction in FOSS
Jul 05, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For Louis Landry, a member of the core team for the Joomla!
management system, free and open source software (FOSS) is not just
a hobby, nor just the technology behind Jxtended, the consulting
business in which he is a partner. For Landry, FOSS is also the
movement that gave him direction in life, and provides both the
rationale and the outlet for his diverse interests. In fact, he is
so enthusiastic about FOSS that he sounds like an evangelist for
the community whenever it is mentioned.
"Landry's discovery of Joomla! came at a critical time in his
life. In 2004, Landry graduated with a computer science degree from
Louisiana Tech, and, like many graduates, faced the problem of what
to do next..."