I’m a (still somewhat) active open source developer who has been around for a while – got started on Linux in 91 and a bunch of other open source projects even before then – of course they weren’t called “open source”… everything was still simply “free software”.
I have worked in a few startups, both as developer and as manager. The ones that are publicly known include AIB Software corporation (long ago bought by PLATINUM technologies which itself has been gobbled up since then) and SuSE. I’ve also worked on the “other side”, for example as Unix Architect of Deutsche Bank in the late nineties.
Today I work at Intel – but this is my blog with my opinions. So please don’t even try to take things said here to be positions of my employer. I try to remember to point out my affiliation when I wonder if it might hamper my objectiveness… but frankly, I don’t think I’ve had that much Cool-Aid, yet.
On this blog I talk about technologies and communities that I’m interested in – there’s not much of a firm topic, it’s much more a reflection of things that I work on at that time. So it spans open source in general, specific projects, but also hardware and software that I am using – a lot of “lazy-web” postings that give quick howtos to get those things working, in part so I don’t forget, in part in case this is useful to others.
I also am on twitter
Thanks to James Duncan Davidson for allowing me to use the picture that he took at OSCON 2008 as my avatar.