What Drives Linux Guru Wim Coekaerts? Have Fun, Build Things People Will Use
When Wim Coekaerts is solving problems and building things, he’s happy. When he’s not, he’s not.
In his long career, he’s found joy working on early database appliances, and later guiding Oracle’s effort to make Linux, the open source operating system he’d played with since his school days in Belgium, its OS of record. Now, “Linux has become the operating system of the cloud,” Coekearts says, so he sees lots more fun on the horizon.
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