dcsimg
October 15, 2018
Hot Topics:

Zappa's Mother of Invention and Linux

  • June 3, 2010
  • By Developer.com Staff

Robin "Roblimo" Miller over at Devx blogged about Frank Zappa's influence on Linux.

Zappa was a lot of things to a lot of people, but he wasn't a programmer. His influence on Linux was obviously through his music.

Miller wrote about Clay Claiborne of Cosmos Engineering. Claiborne was the first person to sell a pre-loaded Linux server. In the early 1990s, that was a big deal.

Miller asked if he was influenced by Zappa.

"Of course," he says. And he still is, not just because of the counterculture thing, which is why Clay originally got involved with Free Software, but also because Clay has lived in the Venice Beach section of Los Angeles for many years, where a certain amount of homage to the Mothers of Invention is almost a residency requirement: "Of course."


View Article



Comment and Contribute

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.

 

 


Enterprise Development Update

Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

By submitting your information, you agree that developer.com may send you developer offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that developer believes may be of interest to you. developer will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

Sitemap

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date