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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Jean Delvare

This is the fourth profile in our 30-week series that features a different Linux kernel developer each week. Last week we featured Linux kernel xHCI driver maintainer Sarah Sharp. You can see all the profiles in the series on our Special Features page. We aim to help illustrate how these developers do their work and provide important insight on how to work with them and what makes them tick.

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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Sarah Sharp

This is the third profile in our 30-week series that features a different Linux kernel developer each week. Last week we featured Thomas Gleixner, after beginning the series with Linus Torvalds. The profiles we publish throughout the rest of 2012 will help illustrate how these developers do their work, providing important insight on how to work with them and what makes them tick.

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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Thomas Gleixner

This is the second in our 30-week series that profiles a different Linux kernel developer each week. Last week we debuted the series with Linus Torvalds. The profiles we publish throughout the rest of 2012 should help illustrate how these developers do their work, providing important insight on how to work with them and what makes them tick.

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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Linus Torvalds

Welcome to 30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks! This is the first in a 30-week series we're running that profiles a different Linux kernel developer each week. The Linux kernel development community is unique in many ways. The individuals that make up this community are responsible for orchestrating the world's largest collaborative development project and have a very large impact on the future of the operating system and other technologies. The profiles we publish throughout the rest of 2012 should help illustrate how these developers do their work, providing important insight on how to work with them and what makes them tick.

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Jon "maddog" Hall Wishes Linux a Happy Birthday: Three Personal Stories

As one of the godfathers of Linus and Tove's first two children, Patricia and Daniela, I visit them as much as I can just to see the family and to see how they are doing. We hardly ever talk about Linux itself.

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Stories of Linux: Interview with Ian Murdock on Debian's Early Days

If you want to look at the history of Linux, you can hardly escape talking about Debian. Debian has played a major role as part of the Linux ecosystem, and it'd be hard to imagine what the world would look like without it. But it wasn't always a major player — in fact, Debian wasn't even the first Linux distribution. But Debian founder Ian Murdock did things a bit differently, and that has made all the difference.

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