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== Who Am I ==
 
== Who Am I ==
My name is Ilyes Gouta and I'm a Senior Software Engineer. I'm originally from Sousse and work in Tunis. [http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=36.266421,10.239258&spn=2.032805,5.625&t=h&z=8 link title]
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My name is Ilyes Gouta and I'm a Senior Software Engineer. I'm originally from Sousse and work in Tunis. [http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=36.266421,10.239258&spn=2.032805,5.625&t=h&z=8 Tunis/Sousse]
  
== Realisations in the FOSS community ==
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== Fedora ==
  
=== Fedora ===
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I've been seriously using Fedora since the Fedora Core 5 days, however I've started experiencing with Linux since the RedHat 5 and Mandrake 7 days which came with the early KDE 1.1 desktop and Qt 1.44 libraries. I ran them on an IBM Aptiva with Pentium II 266 MHz and 48 Mb of RAM at that time. Throughout the time I had the opportunity to try out many distributions such as SuSE, Debian and more recently Ubuntu but for some reasons I kept going back to RedHat and then Fedora when it forked from the paid version. I like Fedora because it has been always a distribution that comes with bleeding-edge software and that has a very solid community supporting it. You get all the tools, software and kernel configured properly to start doing what you do. My main interest being software development and kernel hacking, I find that Fedora supported well my needs.
  
=== Development ===
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== Development ==
  
=== Events ===
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I strongly participated in the development of a couple device drivers [http://sourceforge.net/projects/m560x-driver m560x-driver] for the ALi M5602 and M5603C based webcams. These are USB bridges to a variety of sensors and someone had to step up to get them working under Linux. I wrote also a V4L2 user-space companion program [http://sourceforge.net/projects/livecam livecam] that helped a lot debugging the driver.
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== Events ==
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I attended a couple of Software Freedom Events performed here in Tunis. I found that my home town, Sousse, wasn't fairly represented so I decided to become a Fedora Ambassador.
  
 
== Contacts ==
 
== Contacts ==
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* E-mail: ilyes.gouta -AT- gmail -DOT- com
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* IRC: breaker19

Revision as of 14:44, 13 November 2008


Who Am I

My name is Ilyes Gouta and I'm a Senior Software Engineer. I'm originally from Sousse and work in Tunis. Tunis/Sousse

Fedora

I've been seriously using Fedora since the Fedora Core 5 days, however I've started experiencing with Linux since the RedHat 5 and Mandrake 7 days which came with the early KDE 1.1 desktop and Qt 1.44 libraries. I ran them on an IBM Aptiva with Pentium II 266 MHz and 48 Mb of RAM at that time. Throughout the time I had the opportunity to try out many distributions such as SuSE, Debian and more recently Ubuntu but for some reasons I kept going back to RedHat and then Fedora when it forked from the paid version. I like Fedora because it has been always a distribution that comes with bleeding-edge software and that has a very solid community supporting it. You get all the tools, software and kernel configured properly to start doing what you do. My main interest being software development and kernel hacking, I find that Fedora supported well my needs.

Development

I strongly participated in the development of a couple device drivers m560x-driver for the ALi M5602 and M5603C based webcams. These are USB bridges to a variety of sensors and someone had to step up to get them working under Linux. I wrote also a V4L2 user-space companion program livecam that helped a lot debugging the driver.

Events

I attended a couple of Software Freedom Events performed here in Tunis. I found that my home town, Sousse, wasn't fairly represented so I decided to become a Fedora Ambassador.

Contacts

  • E-mail: ilyes.gouta -AT- gmail -DOT- com
  • IRC: breaker19