KernelTrap has interviewed Rusty Russell, a humorous and productive contributer to Linux Kernel development. Author of ipchains, netfilter/iptables, futexes, per-cpu counters, hot pluggable CPU support, and the new in-kernel module loading code, Rusty’s efforts have had a significant impact on the upcoming 2.6 kernel. For a humorous sample of Rusty’s wit, one only needs to look at his email signature which reads, “Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. — Rusty Russell.”
KernelTrap Interview With Rusty Russell
Submitted by Jeremy Andrews 2003-09-23 Linux 3 Comments
Just reading these interviews with these guys is too amazing ( read as inspiring ).
Thanx for the interview!!!!!!!!!!
As a result, I despise anything which artificially raises barriers to entry for programmers and users. Everything from stupid software patents, to bad user interfaces, cabalesque knowledge and crummy code.
I totally agree with that. I hate how people make excuses for bad user interfaces by saying “Linux isn’t for everyone.” Obviously there are people who would like to make it easier to use, and just blindly defending something silly.
JA: Digging through old lkml archives, I see that your first name is Paul. Is Rusty a nickname?
Rusty Russell: Yes, but I’m called Rusty because of my flaming red hair.
Well, the photograph must be somebody else…