Swimming with the Poets

Interview – Meet Jim Zemlin

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Jim Zemlin has directed the Linux Foundation since 2007, when the foundation began with the merger of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG). Today the Linux Foundation has gone beyond Linux and become a huge umbrella that houses many open source projects that are critical to our economy and society.

Jim Zemlin has directed the Linux Foundation since 2007, when the foundation began with the merger of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG). Today the Linux Foundation has gone beyond Linux and become a huge umbrella that houses many open source projects that are critical to our economy and society.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux, I sat down with Zemlin for a 40 minute interview. He is very humble and doesn't like to talk much about himself. However, since we have known each other for such a long time, he opened up a bit. Here is the edited version of that exclusive interview with Jim Zemlin.

Linux Magazine: Can you tell us a bit about your childhood and your exposure to computers? What kind of technical background do you have?

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