Russell has spent over two decades evangelizing Open Source. Since his introduction to Linux in 1995, he has relentlessly promoted the concept of Open Source to anyone who would listen. He recently spent 3 years serving as the evangelist for Xen Project.
He has over 200 pieces published, including columns for Infoworld and Processor magazines and one book. He has spoken over 100 times at Open Source conferences, including most of the biggest Linux conferences in North America. A former panelist on The Linux Show weekly webcast, he also has many years of experience employing Open Source software in solutions for clients.