About the Author
Ethan McCallum enjoys many aspects of technology, especially writing about it. His work appears online on The O'Reilly Network and Java.net, and also in print publications such as C/C++ Users Journal, Doctor Dobb's Journal, and Linux Magazine. Article topics range from design to coding, and from software to systems architecture.Ethan is co-founder of Standard 6 , a Paris-based technologoy consulting firm (http://www.StandardSix.eu/). In the US, he is a member of Open Foundation's managed services wing (http://www.OpenFoundation.com/).Outside of work, Ethan publishes Kickstart-related tips, articles, and software through his website at www.ExMachinaTech.net.He extends his deepest gratitude to his editor and review crew, whose insight and suggestions made this book worth reading.