• Jan 1, 1973
    (b.) - ?

Bio/Description

An Australian free software programmer and advocate, he is known for his work on the Linux kernel's networking subsystem and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. He wrote the packet filtering systems ipchains and netfilter/iptables in the Linux operating system kernel. Linux IP Firewalling Chains, normally called ipchains, is free software to control the packet filter or firewall capabilities in the 2.2 series of Linux kernels. In 2002, he announced the creation of the Trivial Patch Monkey, an email address for kernel hackers to submit trivial patches such as spelling errors, one-liners, documentation tweaks and other minor amendments to the code base. Linus Torvalds referred to him as one of his "top deputies" in 2003. In 2006 he began work as the major developer of the "lguest" virtualization system in the Linux Kernel. In October 2009, he was officially given a SAMBA Team T-shirt welcoming him to the Samba Team. He conceived and conducted the Conference of Australian Linux Users at Monash University in 1999, the forerunner of the annual linux.conf.au conference series. He is intellectual property advisor to Linux Australia and is active in advocating against and critiquing intellectual property elements of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United States. He was also a member of the Linux Australia committee in 2004. He was the recipient of the inaugural (and eponymous) Rusty Wrench award for service to the free software community at linux.conf.au 2005. He is the co-author of: "Filesystem Hierarchy Standard — Version 2.2 final Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Group", with Quinlan, Daniel, eds. (May 23, 2001). Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. Retrieved October 18, 2012; and "Filesystem Hierarchy Standard - Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Group", with Quinlan, Daniel; Yeoh, Christopher, eds. (January 28, 2004),. Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  • Date of Birth:

    Jan 1, 1973
  • Noted For:

    Writer of the packet filtering systems ipchains and netfilter/iptables in the Linux operating system kernel
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