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  • Marc MERLIN

    Marc MERLIN

    Marc has been using linux since 0.99pl15f (slackware 1.1.2, 1994). He has worked for various tech companies in the Silicon Valley, including Network Appliance, SGI, VA Linux,, and Google since 2002, both a server sysadmin and software engineer. He has done hacking in various areas like mail with exim, mailman, SpamAssassin and SA-Exim, as well as maintained various linux distributions at Google and elsewhere, and given talks about some of those projects, and others at linux conferences since 2001 (LCA, OLS, Linuxcon, Usenix/LISA). For fun, when he's not trying to beat his mythtv into submission, or hacking misterhouse so that a motion sensor and video camera can trigger a blender to scare the cat off the kitchen counter, he goes snowboarding, mountain biking, racing cars, and flying RC or full size planes.


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