Talk:Ian Murdock

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Source for "ex-wife"[edit]

The article links to his Facebook profile as a source for naming Debra his "ex-wife", but that profile is not public (except, I suppose, to his Facebook friends). Is this a useful source, then? -- pne (talk) 21:05, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

I don't know if it counts as a RS, but merely not being public is not enough. There are plenty of archives and libraries and collections which might be available 'on request to accredited historians'; accredited historians are a restricted subset in the same way Facebook friends are, if you follow my analogy. --Gwern (contribs) 01:09 31 December 2008 (GMT)

Since 2010[edit]

What has Murdock been doing since leaving Sun in 2010? He does not appear to have updated his blog since 2009. Does he participate in or comment on the development of Debian these days? Is there something else he's working on? Credulity (talk) 16:59, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Family origin[edit]

Why does he have an English name if he is German? --Error (talk) 21:00, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Debian 0.91 installer says "(yes, I'm a Yank :)". Murdock blogged about his father. Ian Murdock and his sister were born in Germany because his father worked at the University of Konstanz.[1] (An article could be written with that curriculum.) 84.127.80.114 (talk) 17:42, 19 August 2014 (UTC)