Ian Jackson

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Not to be confused with Ian Murdock.

Ian Jackson is a long time free software author and Debian developer. Jackson wrote dpkg[1][2][3] (replacing a more primitive Perl tool with the same name), SAUCE (Software Against Unsolicited Commercial Email), userv and debbugs. He used to maintain the Linux FAQ. He runs chiark.greenend.org.uk, a popular server, home to PuTTY among other things.

Jackson has a PhD in Computer Science[4] from Cambridge University. He currently works for Citrix[5] and previously worked for Canonical Ltd. and nCipher Corporation.

Jackson became Debian Project Leader in January 1998, before Wichert Akkerman took his place in 1999.[2] Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 (hamm) was released during his term.

Jackson was vice-president and then president of Software in the Public Interest in 1998 and 1999. He was a member of the Debian Technical Committee until November 2014.[6] [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "dpkg/dpkg.git/blob - AUTHORS". anonscm.debian.org. 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  2. ^ a b "A Brief History of Debian: Chapter 4 - A Detailed History". Debian. 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  3. ^ Perens, Bruce (1995-09-05). "redhat packaging system and dpkg". Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  4. ^ "Who goes here ? Confidentiality of location through anonymity". chiark.greenend.org.uk. 1998-06-29. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  5. ^ https://archive.fosdem.org/2013/schedule/speaker/ian_jackson/
  6. ^ "Debian's Organizational Structure". Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Debian Mailing List". Retrieved 19 November 2014. 

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Preceded by
Bruce Perens
Debian Project Leader
January 1998 – December 1998
Succeeded by
Wichert Akkerman