Mark Linimon started out working on early microprocessor-based designs
centered around the Intel 8080A and derivatives. He was a very early
customer of BSDi and participated in Usenet starting in the 2400 baud
UUCP days. He has had some kind of Unix-derived system at home since
In his career, Mark has worked on systems to: read oil logging data
from oilfeed tools; analyze bacterial samples in machine tool lubrication
systems; mix components for paint; authenticate the legitimacy of Levi's
Jeans; read documents for the IRS; automate telephone testing equipment;
and distribute databases to multiple CPUs.
He has been a FreeBSD user since the late 1990s, a contributor since 2002,
and on the ports management team since 2004. To date, his main interests
have been the ports infrastructure; the FreeBSD documentation; and the
Problem Reports (PR) database.