Raising the bar

By Paul Anderson

I
have had the opportunity to have been part of the computing world in
some form or another for about 25 years now (yes, I started young).  I
started as a young home hobbyist building my own machines and writing
software from the ground up, then having the opportunity to experience
the early days of the open source community with the Berkeley Software Distribution provided to us by our friends at Berkeley CSRG (only to see that freedom being threatened by a series of lawsuits),
and then a rebirth and growth of the open source movement (albeit with
a few hiccups along the way), and it’s enormous impact it has had on
the computing landscape. It’s been really fun and interesting to see
it’s impact on not only the general computing environment, but also the
massively growing number of purpose build devices out there.

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