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The future of the Linux Kernel

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This episode, host Brian is joined by two of our in-house Linux Kernel experts David and Roopa. Joining them is Attilla who, like many of you, is curious about what’s coming down the line in regards to the Linux Kernel. Since they’re working ahead of everyone, what can we look forward to in the future? We promise you won’t need a crystal ball to find out, just listen here!

Guest Bios

Brian O’Sullivan: Brian currently heads Product Management for Cumulus Linux. For 15 or so years he’s held software Product Management positions at Juniper Networks as well as other smaller companies. Once he saw the change that was happening in the networking space, he decided to join Cumulus Networks to be a part of the open networking innovation. When not working, Brian is a voracious reader and has held a variety of jobs, including bartending in three countries and working as an extra in a German soap opera. You can find him on Twitter at @bosullivan00.

David Ahern is a Member of Technical Staff at Cumulus Networks. He traded a career in aerospace for Linux in 2000 and has been an advocate for open source and Linux since then. David is currently working on the kernel networking stack and associated userspace tools.

Roopa Prabhu is Director of Engineering, Linux software at Cumulus Networks. At Cumulus she and her team work on all things kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure areas. She loves working at Cumulus and with the Linux kernel networking and debian communities. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, ethernet drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science.

Attilla de Groot: Attilla has spent the last 15 years at the cutting edge of networking, having spent time with KPN, Amsterdam Internet Exchange, and HP, with exposure to technology from Cisco, HP, Juniper, and Huawei. He now works for Cumulus Networks, the creators of open networking, where he is able to continue his interest in open architecture design and automation. You can find him on Twitter at @packet_ninja.