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Title    Interview with Brian Fox, Author of the Bash Shell
Date    Saturday December 16 2017, @03:09PM
Author    mrpg
Topic   
from the #! dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/12/15/205219

canopic jug writes:

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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  1. "canopic jug" - https://soylentnews.org/~canopic+jug/
  2. "Interview with Brian Fox, the author of the Bash shell" - https://lifehacker.com/im-brian-fox-author-of-the-bash-shell-and-this-is-how-1820510600
  3. "Orchid Protocol" - https://orchidprotocol.com/
  4. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=23808

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