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Who Am I

My name is Ilyes Gouta and I'm a Senior Software Engineer. I'm originally from Sousse and work in Tunis. Both are main towns from Tunisia. Tunis/Sousse on Google Map


I've been seriously using Fedora since the Fedora Core 5 days, however I've started experiencing with Linux since the RedHat 5 and Mandrake 7 days (which came with the early KDE 1.1 desktop and Qt 1.44). I remember running those distributions on a Pentium II 266 MHz machine with 48 Mb of RAM at that time! Throughout the time I had the opportunity to try out many distributions such as SuSE, Debian and more recently Ubuntu but for some reasons I kept going back to Fedora. I like Fedora because it has always been a distribution that comes with bleeding-edge software and that has a very solid community supporting it. You get all the latest tools, software and kernel configured properly to start doing what you do. My main interest being software development (including device drivers), I find that Fedora supported well my needs.


I strongly participated in the development of a couple of device drivers (m560x-driver) for the ALi M5602 and M5603C based webcams. These are USB bridges to a variety of sensors and someone had to step up to get them working under Linux. I wrote also a V4L2 user-space companion program livecam that helped a lot debugging the driver.


I attended a couple of Software Freedom Events performed here in Tunis. I found that my home town, Sousse, wasn't fairly represented so I decided to become a Fedora Ambassador.


  • E-mail: ilyes .DOT. gouta .AT. gmail .DOT. com
  • IRC: breaker19