I am lnxwalt. I recently joined the team at OSP. $EMPLOYER keeps me on very irregular schedules, so I do not expect anything close to a regular schedule of posts.
I came to open source (where “open source” means any and all of “free software” and “software libre” and “open source software”) the usual way. I was taking a class at my local college. We were using a software product that cost nothing and which could be legally distributed to the students (that product was Red Hat Linux version 6). I was amazed that there was software which was not intentionally crippled in order to force the purchase of the fully-functional version. I liked it so much that I actually purchased a copy of SuSE 6.1.
In time, I came to appreciate the FaiF (free as in freedom) aspect of open source even more than the FaiB (free as in beer; otherwise known as zero price) aspect. When one of my Windows XP computers’ operating system decided it was stolen, I converted that machine to Mandriva Linux, and later to Gentoo. I appreciated that neither distribution had snoopware running in the background seeking to verify licenses to use the software.
I do not have a specific topic or focus, at least not yet, so anything open source is fair game. I hope to provide both interesting and thought-provoking content.