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Interview with Pardus Linux

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I recently did an interview on Python with the Pardus Linux magazine. Pardus Linux is a distribution developed in Turkey (by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology) with the goal of being usable by "normal" people rather than just geeks.

Pardus are great supporters and users of Python. A while ago they chose Python as their standard language for custom package and configuration management tools.

Who is Michael Foord?

I've been developing with Python since 2002. I've written many articles on Python and maintain several open source projects. In 2006 I started working with a firm called Resolver Systems developing a highly programmable spreadsheet application with the then young IronPython. I wrote the book IronPython in Action with a colleague and was made the first Microsoft MVP (Most Valued Professional) for dynamic languages.

In 2009 I became a core Python developer, Python Software Foundation (PSF) member and part of the Python.org webmaster team. I've also been involved in helping to organise both PyCon in the US and PyCon UK (which in 2009 and 2010 is hosting EuroPython).

I'm now a freelance developer currently working with a German firm called Comsulting. We're developing web applications with Django, deployed on Linux of course, but with the client side written in IronPython on Silverlight.

Which department of Python development are you working?




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