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.