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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Friday April 30, 2004
01:58 PM

Insight into "development freaks"

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Daniel Robbins, founder of the Gentoo distribution, tells the early story of Gentoo (part 1 of a 3 part article). I found interesting here his story of dealing with what he called "freaks" while developing for the Stampede Linux distribution (which I've never heard of). Parallels to a lot of the stories we've heard in the Perl world, and good all around insight for anyone who hopes to help manage an open source project some day.

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