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Sunday, July 06, 2008
Dave Jones is the CTO and owner of V/Soft Software, a Houston, Texas based z/VM and
zLinux consulting and system development company. He has over 20 years experience in both
VM system and application programming on VM/SP, VM/ESA and z/VM systems. He is now
focusing on exploiting the features of z/Linux in z/VM environment. He has helped bring
several VM-based commercial products to market as well as being the author of the VM SNTP
Version 4 network timeserver, VM/TimeServ, available from the
IBM VM web site. He has extensive
experience with Rexx, CMS Pipelines, HLASM, PL/I and PL/X. He was also part of the team
that wrote the
"VM/ESA Network Computing with Java and NetRexx"
(SG24-5148-00) Redbook, published in November 1998.
Dave holds both B.S (1973) and M.S. (1975) degrees in Geophysics from Texas A&M
University. After a 20-year career in the Houston oil and gas business developing
geophysical signal processing applications, Dave left the oil and gas "bidness" to devote
full time to VM and now Linux on VM. He, his wife Karen, and 15-year-old son Will, make
their home in Houston, along with one main dog and a smaller emergency back-up dog.