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.
Recent breakages in the Debian testing stream have been largely due to the ongoing transition to GCC 5, the leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project says.
The Australian government's announcement last week that it had decided to charge GST on all online purchases from abroad seems, at first look, like a very bold decision.
Microsoft has made a contribution of between US$25,000 and US$50,000 to the OpenBSD Foundation which supports OpenBSD and related projects such as OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenSMTPD, LibreSSL, and mandoc.