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.
The last two people to lead the Debian GNU/Linux project have had a pleasant task first up – presiding over a new release.
The finalisation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, a trade deal involving 12 countries including Australia, has moved a step closer after the US Congress agreed to give President Barack Obama's administration the authority to speed up negotiations.