Heroes of Linux and FOSS: Ken Starks, AKA Helios
This seems like a good time for a Ken Starks retrospective. This is the man who, despite some rather gnarly health problems churns out blog entries and interesting Linux projects by the truckload.
My personal favorite is the Hacking Pirate Granny. Yes, Ken corrupted a resident of a Senior Citizen Assisted Living Center:
Ken marched on Washington DC to battle the RIAA. I couldn't find any links, unfortunately (drat you Ken, they're in your blog somewhere!! I looked and looked and looked! What did you do with them?)
Ken and associates got a Tux-sponsored car in the Indy 500, despite a considerable amount of whining from the supposed community. Free advice to the do-nothing whiners: lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Migrated an entire business from Windows to Linux:
Ken's blog entries about this vastly entertaining and suspenseful saga came to a screeching halt, due to a gag order.
And now he's running a program that delivers computers and low-cost Internet to schoolkids:
It's hard to imagine how a man who needs to earn an income and battle a serious illness, or even a totally healthy person with nothing else to do, can find the time and energy to do everything that Ken has done. Way to go, Ken!
|Subject||Topic Starter||Replies||Views||Last Post|
|Helios and Inspiration||devnet||2||1,426||Oct 9, 2007 6:01 PM|
|Other Helios accomplishments||GnuGuy||8||2,446||Oct 9, 2007 5:21 PM|
|Serious inspiration, too...||dinotrac||1||1,763||Oct 6, 2007 7:21 AM|
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