Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Fabio Erculiani is the founder and lead developer of the fantastic Sabayon Linux. On this week’s interview, we talk with him about the details of the development, some technical details about “how things work” and the reasons that make Sabayon so unique.
Tell us how you got involved with GNU/Linux and why did you decide to create Sabayon.
I’ve been involved in the FLOSS world at the age of 13. My first distribution at the time was Redhat, followed by Mandrake and Slackware some time later. However, in 2002 I discovered Gentoo and it’s been true love since then. The philosophy of exposing all the system internals directly to the user allowed me to learn infinite new things every day at the time, and really helped me becoming what I am today.
Why did you choose Gentoo as the base for Sabayon?