"Max McLaren has for the past five years been pushing the cause
of open source software in Australia in his role as general manager
of Red Hat in Australia and New Zealand. But he hasn't always been
— he used to work just as hard for proprietary software as a
Lotus Notes stalwart. Max is this week's guest on the Friday
"1. What was your first job ever?
"Apart from the traditional role as a barman, for an itinerant
colonial in London,I worked for one of the first IBM PC dealers in
London in the early 80s selling PCs and software.
"2. What do you most like about working in the IT industry?
"I never cease to be amazed at the latest whiz bang thing that
revolutionises our lives!"