What is a Linux guy doing at Sun?

Friday, November 2, 2007

As part of Sun Microsystems' first CommunityOne, Ian Murdock, Sun’s chief operating system platform strategist and a self-described "Linux guy", hosted a noteworthy session that explored a curious question: How can we make Solaris a better Linux than Linux? Murdock has a storied history in relation to Linux. A Linux user, developer, and advocate since 1993, he founded Debian in 1993, with the goal of creating a complete operating system around the Linux kernel and expanding Linux to a broader audience. In 1999, he co-founded Progeny, a Linux distribution vendor that focused on customization for appliance environments. He was CTO of the Linux Foundation (formerly known as the Free Standards Group) from 2005-2007, and has been chair of the Linux Standards Base from 2005 to the present.

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