John Calcote is currently employed by Primary Data in Salt Lake City, Utah. He works on truly next-gen storage management software for network attached storage devices. He came to Primary Data from Fusion-io where he worked on management software for Fusion’s really cool PCIe flash storage devices and systems built around these devices.
Before that, John spent nearly 20 years as a software engineer for Novell. He worked on the Novell Cloud Security Services project and on everything from Novell eDirectory to the Bandit open-source identity components project. He runs the OpenXDAS and OpenSLP projects on sourceforge.net. He’s also active in the update-XDAS project of the Open Group security forum. He is active on several open source mailing lists including dnx, openslp, bandit, and the GNU Autotools mailing lists.
He loves the open source movement, and all that it stands for. In an effort to “give back” a little, he authored a book entitled, Autotools: A Practitioner’s Guide to GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool, which was published in July of 2010 by No Starch Press.