Debian founder Ian Murdock is deceased

Dec

31

2015

Ian Murdock is Monday night at the age of 42 deceased. He became known as the founder of Debian, one of the most popular Linux distributions. There is still nothing brought out the cause of death.

Ian Murdock Murdock’s death Thursday was announced on the blog of Docker, the company where he worked. In the blog post is further given little information, at the request of the family of Murdock; they ask for privacy. Therefore nothing is known yet about the cause of death of the 42-year-old, though there on his Twitter page reports emerged about suicide plans and problems with the police.

The Twitter page of Murdock has since been taken offline causing further details on the situation are lacking. However, the last series of messages on an online Pastebin page put.

Ian Murdock was born in Germany and studied in the United States, where he is the Linux distribution Debian founded in 1993. It was then one of the first Linux distributions and software still has a high degree of popularity. In 2003 went Murdock Sun works to then in 2011 to switch to Salesforce. Since November of this year, he was employed by Docker.

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