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Michael Tiemann Opens Up

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Michael Tiemann is the brain behind Cygnus, the first company to offer support to Linux and other assorted Free Software programs. He is now involved in open source ‘affairs’ at the OSI. Swapnil Bhartiya discusses the past, present and the future with Tiemann in this exclusive interview.

Michael TienmannSwapnil: How did you originally get involved with open source? What was your ‘source’ of inspiration?

Tiemann: The long story can be found in Chapter 1 of a book titled Open Sources: Voices From The Open Source Revolution, published by O’Reilly and Associates.

The short story is that I learned about Free Software while a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

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