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Friday Five: Red Hat�s Max McLaren

Aug 01, 2010, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"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 Five.

"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!"

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