October 6, 2015

Matthew Garrett Leaves Linux Kernel and Forks It

The Linux kernel ecosystem is experiencing some turbulence these days, as a few important developers have quit the project, citing the "toxic" working environment or other technical factors.

Sarah Sharp, a long-time Linux kernel developer and coordinator of the Outreachy program, stepped down from all of her functions in the project and said that she would not continue to work... Now, another Linux kernel developer has decided to move away from the project. Matthew Garrett has been in the news a lot this past year, but surprisingly, not for the Linux kernel. He's been a constant critic of Canonical IP policy, and he has criticized the company more than once. In fact, he's a rather well-known kernel developer,...

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