Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

BLU Speaker: Jon "maddog" Hall

Jon "maddog" Hall - maddog li org

About Jon "maddog" Hall

Jon "maddog" Hall is the Executive Director of Linux International (http://www.li.org), a non-profit association of computer vendors who wish to support and promote the Linux Operating System. During his career in commercial computing which started in 1969, Mr. Hall has been a programmer, systems designer, systems administrator, product manager, technical marketing manager and educator. He has worked for such companies as Western Electric Corporation, Aetna Life and Casualty, Bell Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation, VA Linux Systems, and SGI. Mr Hall has worked on many systems, both proprietary and open, having concentrated on Unix systems since 1980 and Linux systems since 1994, when he first met Linus Torvalds and correctly recognized the commercial importance of Linux and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). He has taught at Hartford State Technical College, Merrimack College and Daniel Webster College. He still likes talking to students over pizza and beer (the pizza can be optional). Mr. Hall is the author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles, many presentations and one book, "Linux for Dummies". Mr. Hall serves on the boards of several companies, and several non-profit organizations, including the USENIX Association. Mr. Hall has traveled the world speaking on the benefits of FOSS, and received his BS in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University (1973), and his MSCS from RPI in Troy, New York (1977). In his spare time maddog is working on his retirement project: maddog's mansion for math, music, microcomputing and microbrewing

Events (2)

  1. 2006-01-18 - Free and Open Source Software: Reaching for the Stars
  2. 1996-04-17 - Linux and Commercial UNIX: Adversaries or Bedfellows?

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