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Gary Benson

Gary Benson joined Red Hat as a software engineer in Summer 2001, and has spent most of that time as a member of the Open Source Java group. Since the May 2007 release of OpenJDK his full-time job has been extending and porting it to all the various platforms Red Hat supports. Gary's personal website is



The Red Hat team needed to port OpenJDK to multiple Linux platforms, but porting assembly code to multiple platforms is an enormous task. The solution? Zero and Shark.