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What Drives Linux Guru Wim Coekaerts?

... Have Fun, Build Things People Will Use.. 

In a recent Forbes article, Wim Coekaerts, SVP, Linux and Virtualization Engineering talks about what makes him happy. 

In his long career, he’s found joy working on early database appliances, and later guiding Oracle’s effort to make Linux, the open source operating system he’d played with since his school days in Belgium, its OS of record. Now, “Linux has become the operating system of the cloud,” Coekearts says, so he sees lots more fun on the horizon.

In his position back at Oracle, Coekaerts will have plenty of opportunities to contribute. "Linux is even more important than it was before,” he says. “There’s a lot more opportunity to contribute back and make things work in the cloud.That’s not just good for us, but it will be good for Linux. And all the work that we’ll do on containers and virtualization will help others scale in the cloud. It will be fun."

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