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Introducing Myself


Just a quick note to introduce myself.  I'm not new to open source
software but am to open source operating systems having only had a
brief encounter two years ago as part of my degree course.

I'm now persuing a research masters and will be comparing two
transport layer protocols (SCTP and DCCP) which will require some
network emulation.  As the open source community are the only people
putting together implementations of these new protocols (that I can
get access to) it looks like I'll finally have the opportunity to get
more familiar with an open source o/s!  I've been looking at Debian as
information so far indicates that it may include support for these two
protocols, I've actually posted to the Debian-Kernel list to try and
confirm the current status of support. See
http://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2007/11/msg00519.html for that

I don't actually feel well enough qualified to contribute  much to the
community at the moment  but if anyone can point me in a direction
where technical knowledge is not a must have I would love to start
getting more involved.

Unfortunately I don't think I'll ever be running a pure open source
system (well not unless EA games start releasing games that will run
on Linux and my educational establishment stops expecting
presentations and docs in you know whose's office suite formats) but I
definitely aim to go dual o/s in the very near future.

Anyway, a big thanks to all in the open source community for being out
there and doing what you are doing. It helps to restore some faith to
look at the open source community and what it aims for when the
over-commercialisation of the world (especially this time of year) is
everywhere around.


Karena Stannett
aka Bubblywitch

Respect -the ability to see a person as he is, to be aware of his
unique individuality.
ROOT(Respicere - to look at)

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