Linux International

Who's Who?

This page outlines the people behind Linux International. It describes the efforts of the web administrators, treasurers, and various other key positions in our organization. Photographs of some people are available, and hence will be displayed on their page.


Board of Directors

Technical Board

Web Administrators

Last modified November 14th 1997. Maintained by Michael Strates [ ].

Jon Hall

Address: 80 Amherst St., Amherst N.H. 03031-3032, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 603 673 7875
Fax: +1 603 884 6424
Employer: Digital Equipment Corporation [ ]
Description: Jon has been in the computer industry for over a quarter century, 17 years of that with UNIX. He has been a software engineer, systems administrator, product manager, marketing manager and professional educator. Currently working for Digital Equipment Corporation in the Digital UNIX Marketing group, he previously worked for Bell Laboratories. Before that he was Department Head of Computer Science at Hartford State Technical College, where his students lovingly (he hopes) gave him the nickname maddog. Maddog as he perfers to be called, has an MS in Computer Science from RPI (1977) and a BS in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University (1973).

Martin Michlmayr

Address: PradlerPlatz 6, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
Description: Martin Michlmayr used to be a volunteer for the GNUStep Project [ ] from mid 1994 through to the end of 1995. By creating and maintaining an extensive set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about GNUStep and the primary web site for the project, he was able to attract lots of interested parties to The Free Software Foundation's (FSF) [ ] effort to implement the OPENSTEP Standard [ ] by NeXT Software, Inc. [ ] In March of the year 1996, Michlmayr joined Linux International to help with promotional and public relation activities.

Michael K. Johnson

Address: 3203 Yorktown Ave, Suite 125, Durham, NC 27713, U.S.A.
Phone: +919 572 6500
Fax: +919 572 6726
Description: Michael K. Johnson has been working with Linux since it was first released to the public, and is happily employed by RedHat Software [ ], as a core developer of the RedHat Linux Distribution. Michael co-founded the Linux Documentation Project and is the author/editor of the Linux Kernel Hackers Guide [ ]. For over two years, he edited Linux Journal [ ], the first magazine dedicated to Linux, and continues work on the Linux documentation issues.

Mark Bolzern

Address: PO Box 460190 Aurora, CO 80046-0190, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 303 699 7470
Fax: +1 303 699 2793
Employer: WorkGroup Solutions, Inc. [ ]
Description: Mark Bolzern, President and Founder of WorkGroup Solutions, Inc. (WGS) is a board member of Linux International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of Linux. He is the founder of Colorado Linux Users and Enthusiasts (CLUE) [ ] and is extreemly active within the Linux community. Mark is also the founder of the Linux Mall [ ]. Mark's history with UNIX, and the Internet go back to the very beginnings of of each, and Mark was influential in both becoming what they now are. Mark regularly appears as a guest speaker and sometimes as the organizer of Linux gatherings, including user groups, trade shows and other events. Mark is dedicated to the emergence of Linux as a viable alternative to the MS Windows and OS/2 Operating Systems.

Bob Young

Employer: RedHat Software, Inc. [ ]
Description: Between 1976 and 1993 Young earned a living as an entrepreneur in the computer industry founding two sucessful international hardware finance companies. In 1993 he launched into the publishing business with the New York UNIX Magazine, a regional Open Systems publication. Young soon recognized the oppertunity that the Internet-based co-operative development model represented and co-founded Research Triangle Park based RedHat. The success of RedHat Software, and the rapidly growing user base of it's RedHat Linux OS, demonstrates that the co-operative development model has strong appeal to computer software amateurs and professionals alike.

Kit Cosper

Address: 130 North Front Street, Wilimington, NC 28401
Phone: +1 910 251 9998
Fax: +1 910 251 8832
Employer: Linux Hardware Solutions, Inc. [ ]
Description: Kit Cosper is president of Linux Hardware Solutions and holds a BSCS from UNC-Wilimington. First exposed to Linux in the summer of 1992 and an active user since 1993, kit has been fortunate to work with Linux since graduation. First with RedHat Software, and now with LHS.

Larry M. Augustin

Address: 1235 Pear Ave., Suite 109, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 415 934 3666
Fax: +1 415 964 7668
Employer: VA Research, Inc. [ ]
Description: Larry Augustin is President and co-founder of VA Research. VA was founded in 1993 to build computer systems and software around the Linux operating system. Larry holds PhD (1991) and MSEE (1996) degrees from Stanford University [ ] and a BSEE from The University of Notre Dame [ ]. He worked with mostly every variant of UNIX since 1984 as a developer, consultant, and system administrator. Prior to VA Research, he was a Research Associate in the Program Analysis and Verification Group [ ] at Stanford where he was working on programming language design [ ], hardware description languages, CAD tools, and computer systems architecture. From 1984 to 1987 Larry was a member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked on high speed switched digital services [ ]. As an undergraduate at Notre Dame in the Distributed Computing Research Lab [ ] he designed and implemented a cache system for the IBM Micro 370 and a networked file system linking VM/CMS to DOS.

Phil Hughes

Address: P.O. Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155-0549, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 206 783 7733
Fax: +1 206 782 7191
Employer: Specialized Systems Consultants (SSC) [ ]
Description: Phil has been working with computers since 1968, much of that time as a systems programmer. In 1983 he turned Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. into a company that has specialized in the UNIX operating system, offering consulting and training as well as their series of well-know publications. In 1993, Phil added Linux to SSC's products and he is now the publisher of Linux Journal. He has a BA in Mathematics from California State University, Long Beach (1968) with graduate work in Computer Science.

M. Siyami Kahyaoglu

Phone: +90 212 2744357
Fax: +90 212 2671002
Employer: Sebit Ltd. [ ]
Description: Siyami has been working with computer science since 1974, beginning as a systems programmer, system analyst and field engineer, after 1980 as a salesman and manager, mostly in the UNIX market. In 1990 he built up a company Sebit as a specialized systems integrator at UNIX market. He has a BS degree in Electrics and Electronics from Middle East Technical University-Ankara.

Fred Murphy

Address: 203 E. Main St. Suite 291, Tomball, TX 77375, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 281 357 2104
Fax: +1 281 357 2165
Employer: Tech-X Consulting, Inc.

Alan Cox

Address: c/o CymruNet Ltd, Innovation Centre, Singleton Park, Swansea Wales, UK SA2 8PP
Employer: CymruNet Ltd [ ]
Description: Alan Cox works on the Networking and SMP aspects of Linux as well as taking a major role in the "making things happen to occur" areas of project administration. He also acts as a CERT vendor contact point for Linux security issues. Alan is the technical director of CymruNet. He has previously worked for Cable Online and the 3Com Corporation. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the University College of Wales, Swansea.

Michael Strates

Address: 69 Martins La., Viewbank, Melbourne, 3084 Australia.
Phone: +61 3 9458 4787
Description: Michael is very commitied to improving the LI web site. He wants to make it as clean cut, as easy to use, and as stylish as it can be, to bring LI into the 90s. He has a strength for wanting to get something done, and not quitting until it is done.

Copyright 1997