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19 December 2008, 09:18

Ted Ts'o to be new Linux Foundation CTO

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The Linux Foundation has announced that Ted Ts'o will be its new Chief Technology Officer. He is known within the Linux community as one of the core Linux developers and maintainer of the Ext3 and Ext4 file systems.

Ts'o joined the Linux Foundation as a fellow in December 2007, after spending six years at IBM working on the performance and scalability of the Linux Kernel, and is planning to return to IBM, after spending two years at the Foundation in his new position. The change in CTO was prompted by the previous CTO, Markus Rex, leaving the Foundation and returning to Novell to become senior vice-president of Novell's Open Platform Solutions Business Unit.

Ts'o will take charge of the technical initiatives of the Linux Foundation, including the development of the Linux Standard Base and working groups, such as Open Printing. He will also be acting as the primary technical interface between Linux Foundation members and the Foundation's Technical Advisory Board, which represents the kernel developers and community. Ts'o said of his appointment, “I continue to believe in power of mass collaboration and the work that can be done by a community of developers, users and industry members. I’m looking forward to translating that power into concrete milestones for the LSB specifically, and for Linux overall, in the year ahead.”


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