I am the Chief Cook, Bottle Washer and Broom Mechanic at www.MyPE.co.za (amongst many others). Passionate about Port Elizabeth and definitely NOT packing for Perth. Alan’s ethos is epitomised in the words of Nelson Mandela; “I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. If need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” See examples of my hectic editing/writing life here: http://mype.co.za/new/author/Alan/
The following talk is Alan Straton’s favourite because:
For me Linus Torvalds epitomises community service – he contributed a piece of epic software to the world that went on to power most of the internet and morphed into Android and countless other systems that help power our world. He could have monetised Linux and been a Gates or a Jobs but decided against that rather creating a platform for other coders to learn from and contribute.