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Alan Cox: What the future holds for Linux

Nov 10, 2010, 23:03 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Part I: In an interview with ZDNet UK, the Linux 'kernel hacker' gives his views on the GPL, 64-bit computing and why grandmothers should want to use Linux

"Alan Cox is generally referred to in the open-source developer community as a "kernel hacker"--someone whose programming responsibilities cover the Linux kernel, or core, itself. Thousands of developers all over the world, from hobbyists to IBM engineers, are constantly contributing to open source software, so Cox's role of organizing and applying improvements is vital.

"Cox makes use of the decentralized nature of the Internet to work from his home in Swansea, despite the fact that his employer Red Hat is based in the US; in fact, at the moment he prefers not to visit the States, because of concerns about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)."

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