Dr. Rick Berenstein

Jon maddog Hall maddog at li.org
Fri Sep 9 13:51:01 EDT 2005


Most of you will not know this gentleman (and I use that term in the very
strictest sense of the word), but he was one of the two people dressed in
suits wandering around Linux Expo in 1999.

He believed in Free and Open Source Software, and believed that people could
make money in writing and supporting it.  As such he helped to finance
Ximian, Codeweavers, and picked up the pieces of Corel Linux to form Xandros.

He was a very gentle soul and was uncomfortable in the spotlight, which is why
most of you will not know him.  I liked talking to him at trade shows and
events.  His enthusiasm was infectious, even for someone like me.


Jon "maddog" Hall
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