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Debian founder Ian Murdock, was most recently a member of Docker’s technical staff.

The open source community was stunned this week to learn that Ian Murdock, the “ian” in Linux distribution Debian, has died at the age of 42.

Murdock, a self-described “Linux old timer” on his LinkedIn profile, created Debian in 1993 as a Purdue University student and released it three years later (read his Debian manifesto here). Since then, he has worked as CTO for the Linux Foundation, in various roles at increasingly open source friendly Sun Microsystems from 2007-2010, as a VP at Salesforce.com via an acquisition, and for the past couple of months, as a member of the technical staff at Linux container company Docker.

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