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Name: Scotty Orr
Member since: 1999-11-11
Last Login: 2006-12-28 12:26:35

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My contributions to the Linux community consist primarily of advocacy. I have contributed a few bug reports, but have never submitted original code to anyone else's ongoing project. I have developed my own Linux distribution "from scratch" (ie not based on anyone else's distribution). It is used and posted on my personal servers (see above if interested), but is not yet to a point where I care to make any general announcements.

My main advocacy bit was convincing the university where I taught, to "allow" their Math/CompSci department to base its instructional facilities on Linux.

I have certified myself as an apprentice because I am an apprentice.

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It's been over six years since I visited. Glad to see the place is still up and running. I'm still teaching at the small college mentioned in my previous post. I'm also building an airplane in my garage (and basement). I've been working on it for about 3 years now. Should finish it up during 2007. Still doing Linux stuff too.


I am finally employed.

It was really nice to really want a job for a change...
and even nicer to actually get the job I really wanted!!

Upstate NY, here we come!!

(For those of you following along, it is a teaching position at
a 4 year private Liberal Arts College. I must be there by 8-24,
and there is so much to do...but I just had to say something.)



Slow period here on advogato. Have you noticed? Whenever you are tempted to say "Is it just me or is everyone..." that it's usually everyone. Do we really ebb and flow like that? Probably not.

No job yet.

Off to cook supper. Toodle.

Geck!! I had use that word 4 times in my post. Somebody gimme some soap. blechhh.....

A thought on the current discussion on the economics of free software:
In answering the "why people write free software," some are comparing it to art, some to science. It occured to me that maybe one reason it's hard to peg is because nothing that came before can compare. It's its own new creature. In the future perhaps someone will try to come up with a reason for a new endeavor and say "it's like writing free software."

No energy to flesh this out for a post. If you read it feel free to expand...

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