The Linux Foundation has named Greg Kroah-Hartman as a fellow of the organization, where he joins a small group that includes Linux creator Linus Torvalds.
The Linux Foundation
, the nonprofit
organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced that
Greg Kroah-Hartman is joining the organization as a fellow.
is among a small and distinguished group of software developers who maintain
Linux at the kernel level, foundation officials said. In his role as Linux
Foundation fellow, Kroah-Hartman will continue his work as the maintainer for
the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in a
fully neutral environment. He will also work more closely with Linux Foundation
members, workgroups, Labs projects (http://www.linuxfoundation.org/labs
and staff on key initiatives to advance Linux.
Foundation Fellowship program provides financial support to software developers
working on Linux and open-source community projects. Through this fund, The
Linux Foundation works with users, vendors and developers to identify where and
how additional work or resources could accelerate development efforts and spur
the adoption of Linux and open-source software.
Linux Foundation does extremely valuable work, and I am proud to join the
organization," said Greg Kroah-Hartman, in a statement. "I'm excited to
continue my work on the Linux kernel alongside the best developers in the world
and to increase collaboration among Linux Foundation members and kernel
is among the world's most talented software developers and is providing
unmatched contributions to the advancement of Linux," said Jim Zemlin,
executive director at The Linux Foundation, in a statement. "We're looking
forward to working even more closely with Greg and to allow him to expand his
focus on the kernel."
created and maintains the Linux Driver Project. He is also the maintainer for
the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of different subsystems that
include USB, staging, driver core, tty and sysfs, among others. Most recently,
he was a fellow at SUSE. Kroah-Hartman is an adviser to Oregon State
University's Open Source Lab and a member of The Linux Foundation's Technical
Advisory Board, has delivered a variety of keynote addresses at developer and
industry events, and has authored two books covering Linux device drivers and
Linux kernel development.
currently include Till Kamppeter, Kroah-Hartman, Janina
Sajka, Richard Purdie and Linus Torvalds. Previous fellows included Steve
Hemminger, Andrew Morton, Andrew Tridgell and Ted Ts'o.