When people first meet Linux Kernel SCSI subsystem maintainer James Bottomley, one question that often comes up is, “Why the bow tie?” Jeremy Allison, Samba co-founder and Google Open Source Programs Office team member, spent time with James at LinuxCon last month and uncovered the answer. After that, Jeremy gets the backstory on the inspiration behind James’ LinuxCon talk about how to convince management to embrace open source (4:58). James also talked about how he became the SCSI subsystem maintainer (1:54) and how he started working on open source (6:47).

Thanks to Sergio Victorino for operating the camera.

By Ellen Ko, Open Source Team