[kwlug-disc] Floss fund recipient

Chris Bruner cbruner at quadro.net
Tue Sep 15 01:30:17 EDT 2009


I've been watching this guy's blog for a while and have come to realize 
that he is doing a whole lot for the open source software and 
particularly Linux.  His work directly involves Gentoo, but many of his 
fixes make their way up stream.

His specialty is in the configuration of packages, and he talks on his 
blog about the various things that he's worked on, and why autotools 
work, problems with other systems, and so on. He is an autotools expert 
which is why his fixes make their way upstream. I think the autotools 
part of the packaging can be the most complicated, and difficult parts 
to get right, since you don't know until it's released whether it will 
work for anyone but you. Part of his work is in helping other people 
understand the best practices of using autotools 
http://www.flameeyes.eu/autotools-mythbuster/

His website is http://www.flameeyes.eu/home and he does take Donations, 
either to himself or to the national Pancreas Foundation.






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