Skip to main content

Ask About Life, Blogging and Linux in the Middle East

Isam Bayazidi is about as far from the current U.S. media stereotype of an Arab as you can get. He's worked on the Arabeyes (Unix/Linux in Arabic) project, helped start the Arabic Wikipedia, co-founded the Jordan LUG, is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), works as a senior software developer for Maktoob, an online community that boasts more than four million members, and created Jordan Planet, a blogging community whose members have many different religious and political viewpoints. Isam is also a long-time Slashdot reader, so he's the perfect person to ask what's going on in the Arab (cyber)world today. One question per post please. Isam will answer 12 of the highest-moderated questions. We'll run his answers verbatim as soon as he gets them back to us.




(18:31:03) Jad: lel 2amam da2iman ya abu yazidi
(18:31:53) Isam: yala man.. I would like to thank you.. and thank every one who supported me in the last years.. without you I won't be holding this award (I am effected by the Oscars)




[tags]isam, bayazidi, slashdotted [/tags]

Comments

  1. Alrighty, i'll throw in a question.

    Mr.Bayazidi,
    In today's rapidly growing world of blogging hysteria, a phenomenon if you wish, do you beleive the arab world mentality can express itself and indeed stand out amongst the overflow of information across the web? do you think we are "out there" or are we just a small closed loop that feeds from the outside just enough to keep itself alive while not providing any real output? and secondly, where do you see it going in the future, did we bring something new or are we just repetitive, are we just riding the tides and doing the fashionable thing or are we bringing true genuine content to the web/blogging world?

    Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bakkouz, shot your question here http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/02/28/1224256

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

اهم التطورات العلمية في العام ٢٠١٩

10 things Dorothée Loorbach learned after losing a lot of money

Dorothée isn't just sharing her life changing experience with work and money, and sharing the following tips which won't make much sense without listening to the tips in her own words Money is important Money equals time Money equals value What people say doesn't matter What people say matters most when people is you! It's really simple - spend less, earn more, invest wisely and value yourself. It's not that easy Being broke sucks Stay Broke - be present in your own life Money isn't important https://youtu.be/_8l2egORXGA

Rules of war (in a nutshell)

https://youtu.be/HwpzzAefx9M Since the beginning, humans have resorted to violence as a way to settle disagreements. Yet through the ages, people from around the world have tried to limit the brutality of war. It was this humanitarian spirit that led to the First Geneva Convention of 1864, and to the birth of modern International Humanitarian Law. Setting the basic limits on how wars can be fought, these universal laws of war protect those not fighting, as well as those no longer able to. To do this, a distinction must always be made between who or what may be attacked, and who or what must be spared and protected.