Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I met Ryan Paul at UDS last may and I must say I was star struck (I am star struck most of the time at UDS anyhow). As a badass editor at arstechnica and the man who started gwibber I thought it would be nice to interview for OMG! Ubuntu!
So hey dude, introduce yourself to our readers please and tell us about your story with Open Source?
I'm the Linux and open source editor at Ars Technica and the lead developer of the Gwibber project. I had my earliest experience with open source software when I developed a MUD (multiuser text-based roleplaying game, based loosely on Dungeons and Dragons) in high school. I used the open source SMAUG code base and published several of my patches. SMAUG is the name of a popular MUD code base, derived from Merc. http://www.smaug.org
So by day you're a journalist and by night you are a hacker? How do you find time for both?