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He is the author of the open source projects Munkware, a multiproducer/multiconsumer, transactional, and persistent queuing mechanism, ediplex, an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) parsing engine, and podgrabber a podcast downloader. All three projects were written in the Python language.
Jeremy spends his spare time enjoying his family and doing a little writing. He lives in Conyers, Georgia, just east of Atlanta, with his wife, Debra and his two children, Zane and Justus.
Spotlight on FOSS: An Interview with Mark Shuttleworth
Publish Date: Apr. 15, 2008
Ubuntu is about to release Hardy Heron, the newest Long Term Support version of this popular Linux distribution. To mark the occasion, we're launching a new video interview series, Spotlight on FOSS, and leading off by chatting by Mark Shuttleworth himself!
PyCon 2007 Wrapup
Publish Date: Mar. 9, 2007
Jeremy Jones summarizes the interesting developments in the world of Python in 2006 and offers some predictions for 2007. Also included is a 32-minute interview with Guido van Rossum discussing the upcoming release of Python 3000. This is the first time that backward compatibility is an issue, and Guido addresses what you need to do to prepare, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the new conversion tool, and points out the benefits of several new language features (for example, full support for Unicode strings). He also discusses the controversy and misunderstanding some of these changes have caused in the Python community, and how they're being resolved. Finally, he offers his heartfelt thanks to the Python community for "a great ride."
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