Talking with Mako - The FSF's newest board member

At the end of day two of FOSS camp in Cambridge, I was able to grab some time with Benjamin Mako Hill.  I had blogged about Mako's appointment to the board of the Free Software Foundation back in July but this was the first time that I really got to meet him.  He's quite an amiable guy and very enthusiastic about what he's involved with (it definitely comes through in the interview).  Check it out:

My interview with Mako (10:25)  Listen (Mp3)    Listen (ogg)
 

 
Nothing says "passion" like a well stickered laptop. 

Who is Mako?

Some of the topics we tackle

  • The process of getting accepted onto the board of the FSF
  • The daunting task of trying to fill Eben Moglen's shoes
  • What it means to be the first board member from the post "GNU generation"
  • Being the software guy on the One Laptop Per Child project
  • Having been a rebel with too many causes
  • The open source/free software "schism"
  • UNIX jokes at a cappella shows

 

Since there is a good chance this will be my last entry of the year, I would like to wish everyone happy holidays and a hau'oli makahiki hou!


Pau for now...

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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