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posted by mrpg on Saturday December 16 2017, @03:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the #! dept.

Lifehacker has an Interview with Brian Fox, the author of the Bash shell.

Brian Fox is a titan of open source software. As the first employee of Richard Stallman’s Free Software Foundation, he wrote several core GNU components, including the GNU Bash shell. Now he’s a board member of the National Association of Voting Officials and co-founder of Orchid Labs, which delivers uncensored and private internet access to users like those behind China’s firewall. We talked to him about his career and how he works.

[...] I first recall being interested in technology at the age of 6. My father, a physicist at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, had a teletype machine in the basement of the house we were living in. It connected to BBN via a modem. The baud rate was probably around 110bps—quite low. I used to hold down the CTRL key while pressing “G”, which would cause the bell to ring.

[...] I joined with my other 4 co-founders in 2017 to create the Orchid Protocol for a truly decentralized, surveillance-free internet.


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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Runaway1956 on Saturday December 16 2017, @05:29PM (1 child)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday December 16 2017, @05:29PM (#610740) Homepage Journal

    Ditto (almost) what requerdanos says. I read the page just fine with scripting disabled.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 16 2017, @08:04PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 16 2017, @08:04PM (#610773)

    Ditto (almost) what requerdanos says. I read the page just fine with scripting disabled.

    Try the FAQ links.