A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
Software has started taking over many functions traditionally handled by hardware and networking is but the latest. And a natural outcome of this trend is the setting up of a project that creates open source routing and software-defined networking technologies for the cloud.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that no leader of the Debian GNU/Linux Project has had to cope with more troubling times than Lucas Nussbaum.
Three senior Debian developers have joined the race to become the leader of the GNU/Linux project for 2015-16.