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TechWeb: 'Maddog' Hall Spreads The Gospel Of Linux

Jun 30, 2000, 07:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Schachter)

"He looks like Jerry Garcia and sounds like Billy Graham, but Jon "Maddog" Hall practices his own hybrid of rock and religion -- singing the praises of Linux and spreading the gospel of open source."

"And on Thursday, he brought his message to PC Expo 2000 in New York, delivering a keynote address detailing the spread of Linux and spiced with anecdotes about how he's seen it deployed."

"Hall knows Linux. He's worked at Compaq's Unix unit and at Bell Laboratories. He's executive director of Linux International, an association funded by VA Linux (stock: LNUX). And over the years, he's been able to catalog the metamorphosis of Linux from a little-known open-source program with a following of hobbyists to a powerhouse OS adopted by the corporate mainstream for such computing-intensive tasks as clustering."

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