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]