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]

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