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01 February 2012, 11:12

Greg Kroah-Hartman joins Linux Foundation

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Greg Kroah-Hartman
Greg Kroah-Hartman

Most recently a SUSE employee, kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has today started work as a fellow at the Linux Foundation. Working in a "fully neutral environment", Kroah-Hartman will continue his maintenance work with kernel subsystems and kernel branches; he will also work more closely with Linux Foundation members, work groups, projects, and staff.

Among other things, Kroah-Hartman currently maintains the long-term kernels (currently Linux 2.6.32 and 3.0), the stable kernels (currently Linux 3.2) and the driver core, TTY, USB and staging subsystems. He is also a member of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board (TAB) and founder of the Linux driver project.

His move makes Kroah-Hartman the second well-known kernel developer to work as a fellow for the foundation. In summer 2003, Linus Torvalds took up this position at the Linux Foundation's predecessor, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL). Kernel developers Stephen Hemminger, Andrew Morton and Ted Ts'o have also worked as fellows at the Linux Foundation before Kroah-Hartmann.


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