Debian founder Ian Murdock has been appointed chief technology officer of the Free Standards Group and Linux Standard Base Workgroup Chair.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — 01/31/2006 — The Free Standards Group (FSG), a not-for-profit organization that develops and promotes open source software standards, today announced Debian founder Ian Murdock has been appointed its chief technology officer and elected chair of the Linux Standard Base workgroup. As founder of Debian — one of the most successful open source projects in history — and commercial custom Linux platform provider Progeny, Murdock brings unmatched experience building open source communities, driving technical consensus and solving Linux distribution challenges. His experience will immediately enhance the open standards initiatives of the Free Standards Group and the Linux Standard Base.