About the Author
released his first open source project in July 2000 and has been actively developing ever since. He has had a variety of articles published by IBM DeveloperWorks, and once made a tux out of fairy lights! He is the author of The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick
(Apress, 2005). Michael grew up in Canberra, Australia, and now works for Google and lives in the Silicon Valley with his wife and two kids. Michael is a past committee member of AUUG, Linux Australia, and the linux.conf.au 2005 committee.Stewart Smith
is an Australian and a software engineer working for MySQL AB on MySQL Cluster. He started being a serious Linux user in the days of MkLinux pre-DR3 and remembers being thrilled with the arrival of a driver for his floppy drive. In 2003, he first saw TiVo and realized that TV could be made not to suck. Stewart had MythTV running very soon after that and has enjoyed enlightenment ever since. He has always liked writing his own software and continues to enjoy doing so. He is also involved in the local LUG (LUV-Linux Users of Victoria) and has been on the board of Linux Australia from 2003 to the present.