Larry the Open Source Guy, a.k.a. Larry Cafiero, is the editor/publisher of Open Source Reporter. While he fears no command line, he is new to free software and open source software, having been a Mac user for the last 14 years (“Still am, actually, and pretty proud of it, too!”). Toward the end of 2006, he had an epiphany or satori regarding the social, philosophical, political and economic benefits of using free software and open source software on his favored hardware, and started a magazine and Web site to share his findings with everyone. He is 49, married to peace activist Kyoko Kawashima and they have a daughter, Mirano. Recently, Larry’s latest brush with fame was being the Green Party’s candidate for Insurance Commissioner in California in the 2006 election (270,218 votes, 3.2 percent).