Ian Murdock

“Ian Murdock, founder of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution project, has died at the age of 42. His death, announced in a blog post by Docker CEO Ben Golub, came after an apparent encounter with police and a statement posted on Murdock’s Twitter feed that he was going to commit suicide, though no cause of his death has been given.”
 
See Ian Murdock, father of Debian, dead at 42
I never met him but I’ve used Debian GNU/Linux for many years and appreciate that he made the world a better place one package at a time. RIP

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Ian Murdock

  1. Groovy Aardvark says:

    Shame, he did excellent work with Sun Microsystems, he’ll be missed.

  2. ram says:

    Looks like the establishment did a “Hunter S. Thompson” on him (“suicide” — shot himself in the head with a 44 magnum – twice!). Yet another reason to avoid the USA like the plague.

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