Guido at Google

Alex Martelli aleax at mail.comcast.net
Fri Dec 23 05:09:17 CET 2005


Nicola Musatti <nicola.musatti at gmail.com> wrote:

> Alex Martelli wrote:
> > Renato <renato.ramonda at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > all of the native administration tools of RedHat (all versions) and
> > > Fedora Core are written in python (system-config-* and/or
> > > redhat-config-* ). And even more importantly, yum (the official
> > > software package manager for Fedora and RHEL) and Anaconda (OS
> > > installer) are written in Python, too.
> >
> > BTW, Chip Turner (from RedHat, and deeply involved in those
> > developments) happened to start at Google the same day I did;-).
> 
> Ah, the closed source days! Back then you could just buy the company
> and be done with it. Now you have to chase developers one by one all
> over the world... ;-)

Well, you can STILL buy the company -- eBay's bought Skipe (and a slice
of craigslist), Yahoo's bought delicious and flickr, we've bought
Keyhole (and a tiny slice of AOL)... just to mention recent and salient
acquisitions...;-)


Alex



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