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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 16 2017, @06:46PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 16 2017, @06:46PM (#610759)

    That is a ridiculous way to read a web page though just because it's possible to circumvent stupidity doesn't mean it should be accepted as standard.

  • (Score: 2) by requerdanos on Saturday December 16 2017, @07:31PM

    by requerdanos (5997) Subscriber Badge on Saturday December 16 2017, @07:31PM (#610766) Journal

    That is a ridiculous way to read a web page though just because it's possible to circumvent stupidity doesn't mean it should be accepted as standard.

    It isn't standard for anyone except perhaps rms himself, and shouldn't be, because it would be a serious pain and defeats the purpose of the www.

    I didn't download the file and look at it in dillo until I wanted to see how well it worked without scripting and responsive whatnot. The article looked fine. No comments at the end though, I now notice.