James Bottomley

James Bottomley
Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research

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James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at Novell and Linux Kernel
maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, the Linux Voyager port and the
53c700 driver. He has also made contributions to PA-RISC Linux
development in the area of DMA/device model abstraction and memory
management. He is currently a Director on the Board of the Linux
Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He was born and
grew up in the United Kingdom. He went to university at Cambridge in
1985 for both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees. He joined AT&T
Bell labs in 1995 to work on Distributed Lock Manager technology for
clustering. In 1997 he moved to the LifeKeeper High Availability
project. In 2000 he helped found SteelEye Technology, Inc as Software
Architect and later as Vice President and CTO. He joined Novell in


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Linux Kernel practises have grown by evolution over nearly 20 years. This talk will investigate the practises it has arrived at and distill recommendations for running other open source projects based on what the kernel does right (and also what it does wrong). Read more.
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