SOURCE: The Linux Foundation
December 04, 2007 07:00 ET
Linux Kernel Developer Ted Ts'o Joins Linux Foundation as Chief Platform Strategist
First North American Kernel Developer, Ted Ts'o, Will Work Full-Time With the LF
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit
organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced
that Linux kernel filesystem maintainer Ted Ts'o is joining the
organization as a Fellow and chief platform strategist. Ts'o is one of the
most highly regarded members of the Linux and open source community and
will contribute his leadership experience working with a broad set of Linux
technologies to the LF's technical efforts, including the Linux Standard
"We couldn't be more thrilled to see Ted join the LF," said Jim Zemlin,
executive director of the Linux Foundation. "There are very few people in
the world with the unique background and breadth of experience that Ted
holds in both Linux and enterprise computing. He was the first North
American kernel developer, a pioneer in Linux file systems and one of the
original organizers of the Linux Standard Base. His experience will be an
invaluable addition to our team."
"I believe in the Linux Foundation's mission of rallying developers, users
and industry members around one goal: the growth of Linux," said Ted Ts'o,
chief platform strategist at The Linux Foundation. "I'm looking forward to
continuing the LSB and other Linux Foundation initiatives to make the Linux
platform even more competitive to the benefit of the entire Linux
Since 2001, Ts'o has worked as a senior technical staff member at IBM where
he most recently led a worldwide team to create an enterprise-level
real-time Linux solution. He will return to IBM after this two-year
fellowship at The Linux Foundation.
Ts'o has been recognized throughout the Linux and open source communities
for his contributions to free software. Just this year, the Free Software
Foundation (FSF) recognized him with the Award for the Advancement of Free
Ts'o is also a Linux filesystem maintainer, a role in which he maintains
several packages including e2fsprogs. He currently serves on the board of
USENIX, is the founder and chair of the annual Linux Kernel Developers'
Summit and regularly teaches tutorials on Linux and other open source
software. Ts'o was project leader for Kerberos, a network authentication
system used by Red Hat Enteprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux and Microsoft
Windows. He was also a member of Security Area Directorate for the Internet
Engineering Task Force where he chaired the IP Security (ipsec) Working
Group and was a founding board member of the Free Standards Group (FSG).
Ts'o studied computer science at MIT, where he received his degree in 1990.
Ts'o will work with the engineering teams of the Linux Foundation as well
as its Technical, End User and Vendor Advisory Councils. He joins other LF
fellows, which include or have included Steve Hemminger, Andrew Morton,
Linus Torvalds and Andrew Tridgell.
About the Linux Foundation
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growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of
Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open
source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation
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and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed
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