Linux Foundation names new CTO

Ted Ts'o, the first North American developer of the Linux kernel, named new CTO.

The Linux Foundation has selected a new CTO, Ted Ts'o, who has been known as the first North American developer of the Linux kernel, the foundation said on Thursday.

Ts'o has served as a foundation fellow and chief platform strategist. He is considered one of the most highly regarded members of the Linux and open-source community, according to the foundation. He replaces Markus Rex, who has returned to Novell to work as acting general manager and senior vice president of Novell's Open Platform Solutions business unit.

Ts'o will lead technical initiatives for the foundation including oversight of the LSB (Linux Standard Base) and workgroups such as Open Printing. He also will interface with foundation members and the foundation's Technical Advisory Board, which represents the kernel community, the foundation said.

Ts'o said he believed in the power of mass collaboration and the work that can be done by a community of developers, users, and industry members. "I'm looking forward to translating that power into concrete milestones for the LSB specifically and for Linux overall in the year ahead," he said in a statement.

Ts'o, who already has taken over the CTO position, has worked as a senior technical staff member at IBM, working most recently on an enterprise real-time Linux solution. Current plans call for him to return to IBM after his two-year fellowship at the foundation is over in a year.

He also has worked as project leader for the Kerberos authentication system used by Linux systems and Windows, the foundation said.

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