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Rusty Russell at linux.conf.au in January 2011
January 18, 1973
|Known for||Linux kernel development, Free Software advocacy|
Paul "Rusty" Russell is an Australian free software programmer and advocate.
Software development 
Russell wrote the packet filtering systems ipchains and netfilter/iptables in the Linux operating system kernel. Linus Torvalds referred to him as one of his "top deputies" in 2003. In 2002, Russell 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. Adrian Bunk took over the role in 2005. In 2006 Russell started work as the major developer of the "lguest" virtualisation system in the Linux Kernel. In October 2009, he was officially given a SAMBA Team T-shirt welcoming him to the Samba Team.
Australian Free Software community 
Russell 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.
- Russell, Rusty; Quinlan, Daniel, eds. (May 23, 2001). "Filesystem Hierarchy Standard — Version 2.2 final Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Group". Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
- Russell, Rusty; Quinlan, Daniel; Yeoh, Christopher, eds. (January, 28 2004). "Filesystem Hierarchy Standard - Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Group". Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
- "OzLabs". Retrieved 2008-07-20.
- Jeremy Andrews (2003-09-23). "Interview: Rusty Russell". KernelTrap. Retrieved 2007-05-07.
- Stephen Shankland (2003-07-08). "Torvalds: What, me worry?". News.com. Retrieved 2007-05-07.
- Paul 'Rusty' Russell. "lguest patches repository". Ozlabs. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
- Jonathan Corbet (2007-02-02). "lguest: Spartan virtualization for Linux". IDG Communications. Retrieved 2007-12-17.
- Paul 'Rusty' Russell. "SAMBA Coding and a Little Kernel". Ozlabs. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
- Chris Duckett (2007-01-31). "Talking IP with Kimberlee Weatherall and Rusty Russell". Builder.au. Retrieved 2007-05-07.
- "Linux Australia Committee". Linux Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2007-05-07.
- "Linux Australia Awards". Linux Australia. Archived from the original on 2006-08-20.
- "Popping Kernels", Interview in Linux Magazine (UK), 2001
- Trivial Patch Monkey explained in Linux Journal, 2006