|Known for||udev, systemd, Gummiboot|
Kay Sievers is a computer programmer, best known for developing the udev device manager of Linux, systemd and the Gummiboot EFI boot loader. Kay Sievers made major contributions to Linux's hardware hotplug and device management subsystems. However, in 2014 he was banned by Linus Torvalds from the Linux kernel, Torvalds claiming that he was creating bugs and not solving them.
In 2012, together with Harald Hoyer, Sievers was the main driving force behind Fedora's merging of the /lib, /bin and /sbin file system trees into /usr, a simplification which has since been adopted by other distributions such as Arch Linux.
- Sievers, Kay, udev 150, LWN.net, retrieved 2012-10-08
- Lennart Poettering, "FAQs", systemd, 0pointer, retrieved 2012-10-08
- Fabian, Scherschel, Gummiboot is an EFI boot loader that "just works", The H, archived from the original on 7 December 2013, retrieved 2012-10-08
- Kay Sievers, Linux Plumbers Conference, retrieved 2012-10-08
- Brockmeier, Joe, The Ever-Changing Linux Filesystems: Merging Directoris into /usr, linux.com, retrieved 2012-10-08
- Dynamic Device Handling on the Modern Desktop (PDF), retrieved 2012-10-08
- Kay, Sievers, 25 years now since I left the awful East German dictatorship, retrieved 2012-10-08
- vRfY.org Whois Record, retrieved 2012-10-08
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