Bruce Byfield is a journalist who specializes in writing about free and
open source software. He has been a contributing editor at Linux.com,
and his articles have appeared on the Datamation, LWN, Linux Developer Network, Linux Journal, Linux Pro Magazine, The New Stack, Open
Source and Content, and Wazi sites. He also
writes a weekly blog called “Off the Beat” about the free software
community for the Linux Pro Magazine site. In addition to his online
publications, he has published in such hard copy magazines as Linux
Journal, Linux Pro Magazine, Maximum Linux, The New Internationalist,
and Ubuntu User. While he long ago lost the exact count, Bruce has sold over 1800
articles in his career.
Bruce has also been marketing and communications director at Ian
Murdock’s Progeny Linux Systems, and product manager at Stormix
Technologies. He is also a sometime marketing, communications, and
education consultant, whose clients have included IBM and Intel.
Bruce lives in Burnaby, Canada. In addition to free and open source
software, his interests include parrots, aerobic exercise, science
fiction and fantasy, history, 19th Century novels, listening to
punk-folk music, and collecting Northwest Coast art. He is the
co-founder, along with his late partner Patricia Louise Williams, of
the Mature Student Award at the Freda Diesing School for Northwest
Coast Art at Northwest Community College.