is one of the world's most famous Linux kernel hackers. Lately he's been speaking out quite a bit on issues like copyright law
, software patents
, and the future of Linux
, and has generally become a bit more politically active
, at least in the public eye, than he was in the past. Slashdot interviewed Alan
back in 1999. Lots of things have changed since then, but our interview procedure hasn't; one question per post, we send 10 of the highest-moderated ones to Alan, and post his answers verbatim as soon as he gets them back to us.