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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: H. Peter Anvin

This week, the 20th week in our 30-week series profiling Linux kernel developers, we talk to H. Peter Anvin. His Linux story starts in 1992 and involves a hospital stay, stolen OS/2 manuals and a computer hardware order made by pay phone. 

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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Chuck Lever

In this week's 30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks profile, we talk to Oracle's Chuck Lever. Chuck works on the Linux NFS and FedFS implementations and got his start while at the University of Michigan. He also has some very specific advice for Linux newbies. Read on for some interesting insights from another member of the largest collaborative development project in the history of computing.

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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Jiří Kosina

This week we talk to Jiří Kosina in our 30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks series. He tells why Linux is like a "Who Done It" story and also explains why working on Linux to be cool isn't enough.

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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Laurent Pinchart

Laurent Pinchart, a.k.a. The Media Controller Guy, is a Linux kernel developer working on video capture and display. Here he tells us about the lucky introduction that got him involved in Linux and recalls the time a Taiwanese company tried to pay him $50,000 for the free software he developed. 

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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Jiri Slaby

Welcome to week 16 in our 30-week series that profiles the world's leading Linux kernel developers. This week we talk to Jiří Slabý, a young developer who tells us why he likes working on the Linux kernel: "Because no one can really understand the kernel fully. It is a constantly changing ecosystem and one still has to learn something new. And, it is also the people. They taught me real programming."

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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Mauro Carvalho Chehab


This week's 30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks profile goes in depth with Mauro Carvalho Chehab. As maintainer of the Linux kernel media susbsytem, Carvalho Chehab works from Brazil where he focuses as much time as he can on helping new developers learn how best to contribute and work with the community.

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