Alan Cox: What the future holds for Linux

“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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