Alan Cox: What the Future Holds for Linux

In an interview with ZDNet U.K., 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.


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