My Interview with Rick Clark -- Ubuntu's server lead

Last but not least, here is the interview I conducted with Rick Clark, a recent Canonical employee brought on to head their server group. 

This is the last in a series of tapings I did in Boston/Cambridge while attending FOSS Camp and UDS (the other three being Mark, Peter and Mako).

My interview with Rick (9:14)  Listen (Mp3)    Listen (ogg)

An artsy picture of Rick (ie I forgot to snap a pic and had to crop this from another picture I took.)

Who is Rick?

  • Head of Canonical's server team
  • Former big company guy (E\*Trade, McKesson etc.) with a background in security architecture and system engineering.
  • Father of twins who like to help daddy enter data.
  • A Thrashers fan (who knew Atlanta had an NHL team?!)

Some of the topics we tackle:

  •  Why Rick busted a move to Canonical and world of Free Software.
  • Having to walk the line between being true to the ideals of Free Software while at the same time providing a system that allows companies to "just do business."
  • Working closely with upstream partners
  • What he's been pleasantly surprised by at Canonical and what has taken some getting used to.
  • The march towards Hardy.
Pau for now...
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