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Richard Purdie appointed as Linux Foundation Fellow

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Linux Foundation logo The Linux Foundation has announced that Richard Purdie has been appointed to the position of Linux Foundation Fellow. Purdie, an OpenEmbedded core developer and Yocto Project maintainer, previously worked as an embedded Linux architect in Intel’s Open Source Technology Center and, from 2005 to 2008, was a Software Engineer at OpenedHand where he worked on several other open source projects, including Clutter, X server, Zaurus and Oprofile.

Discussing the appointment, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin said, "We are happy to be able to add someone of Richard’s caliber," adding that, "He has already made extremely important contributions to the advancement of embedded Linux and his depth of expertise in this area will accelerate technical progress in the year ahead". Other current Linux Foundation Fellows include John Hawley, Till Kamppeter, Janina Sajka and Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux.

Additional details about the Linux Foundation Fellowship Program, including a full list of Fellows, can be found in the Foundation's Community section. The Linux Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the task of promoting the growth of Linux. Linus Torvalds is himself sponsored by the foundation.

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