Twenty years with a Free Software Project

Date and Time: 
2010 Oct 28th @ 3:15pm
ML - Main Seminar Room
Chet Ramey

Chet Ramey has been working on large Free Software projects since 1989. In that time, he has encountered and overcome many novel software engineering issues and problems. This talk will cover twenty years of Bash and Readline development, concentrating on the engineering aspects of creating and distributing widely-used free software. It's a behind- the-scenes look at the somewhat unorthodox way Bash and Readline are produced.

Speaker Description: 

Chet Ramey is a longtime employee of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, from which he received a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science. He's currently the Assistant Director of Technology Infrastructure Services and manages the Network Engineering and Operations groups. He has been working with Bash since 1989, and had sole development and maintenance responsibility for Bash and Readline since 1993.

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