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August 17, 2006

Key Linux programmer moves to Google

Filed under: News — rakeshvk @ 9:30 am

Australian-born Andrew Morton, a key deputy to Linux leader Linus Torvalds, has taken a job at search engine powerhouse Google, a major user of Linux and other open-source software.

“For what it’s worth, I recently took a position with Google,” Morton said in a posting last week to the Linux kernel mailing list. Morton is responsible for maintaining the current 2.6 version of the Linux kernel, vetting new patches and working closely with Torvalds. Morton and Torvalds are paid by a consortium, Open Source Development Labs, but Morton actually worked at a company called Digeo Interactive. Now he’s moving offices to Google. >>>>

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