Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Guest Writer Bruce Byfield on Deck

As part of a regular weekly series, Katherine and I will be having Guest Writer appearances on Linux Advocates.

Bruce Byfield, Freelance Writer
We are pleased to announce that 'heavy hitter' +Bruce Byfield,  Freelance Writer, has kindly and graciously accepted an invitation to write and will be making a 'Guest Writer' appearance this coming week.

From his Wikipedia biography:

"Bruce Byfield (born May 13, 1958) is a Canadian journalist who specializes in writing about free and open source software. He has been a contributing editor at Linux.com, and his articles have appeared on the DatamationLWNLinux Developer Network, andLinuxPlanet sites. He also writes a monthly blog for the Linux Journal website, which provides introductions to popular free software such as LibreOffice, and Scribus, and a weekly blog for Linux Pro Magazine about free software and the issues surrounding it. In addition to his online publications, he has published in such magazines as Maximum LinuxUbuntu User and The New Internationalist, and writes a column about the command line for Linux Pro Magazine. His personal blog, Off the Wall, is a collection of short personal essays.
Before becoming a journalist, Byfield was marketing and communications director at Progeny Linux Systems, and product manager atStormix Technologies. He also designs elearning courses and is a marketing and communications consultant.
Byfield lives in BurnabyBritish Columbia. In addition to free and open source software, his interests include parrots, running, science fiction, collecting Northwest Coast Art and listening to punk-folk music. He is the co-founder of the Mature Student Award at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Northwest Community College,[1] and currently serves on the board of the YVR Art Foundation."

On behalf of Katherine Noyes, myself, and staff, I would like to extend a special thank you to Bruce for donating his time to Linux Advocates.  --Dietrich

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