Sage Sharp

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Sage Sharp
Born1985 (age 32–33)
ResidencePortland, Oregon
Known forLinux kernel contributions
Spouse(s)Jamey Sharp[1]

Sage Sharp (born as Sarah Sharp) is a software engineer who has worked on the Linux kernel, including serving on the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board for two years.[2]

Sharp began working on the kernel in 2006 as an undergraduate at Portland State University, and later through an Intel undergraduate research grant.[3] Sharp's contributions to the kernel include writing and acting as a maintainer for its USB 3.0 driver.[4][5] In 2015, Sharp recommended that the Linux project adopt a code of conduct for Linux developers; Torvalds adopted a "code of conflict" instead.[6][7] Sharp stepped down from direct work on the kernel on 5 October 2015, citing the abrasive communication style and "abusive commentary [on submitted patches]" of the maintainer community.[4][8][9][10]

Sharp is also a volunteer co-coordinator of the Outreachy project,[11] and led a team contributing to the Linux kernel for the project's June 2013 internships.[12]

Sharp won the first annual Red Hat Women in Open Source Community Award in 2015 for "efforts in improving communications and inviting women into open source communities"[13] and the 2016 O'Reilly Open Source Award for accomplishments in the open source community.[11]

In 2017, Sharp began using the pronouns "they" and "them", and the first name Sage.[14]

Early years[edit]

Sharp grew up in Rainier, Oregon,[15] and attended Portland State University as an undergraduate. While at Portland State University, Sharp worked on the Linux kernel for senior elective credits.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Me – Sage Sharp". sage.thesharps.us. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  2. ^ "The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board election results [LWN.net]". lwn.net. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  3. ^ a b Cloer, Jennifer (25 June 2012). "30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Sarah Sharp". Linux.com | The source for Linux information. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  4. ^ a b Gold, Jon (5 October 2015). "Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing 'brutal' communications style". Network World. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  5. ^ Sharp, Sarah (22 October 2013). "[Tech-board-discuss] Standing for the Technical Advisory Board - Sarah Sharp". Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  6. ^ Cohen, Noah (2018-09-18). "After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  7. ^ "The Woman Bringing Civility to Open Source Projects". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  8. ^ Sharp, Sarah (5 October 2015). "Closing a door | The Geekess". sarah.thesharps.us. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  9. ^ Sharwood, Simon (6 October 2015). "Linux kernel dev who asked Linus Torvalds to stop verbal abuse quits over verbal abuse". Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  10. ^ "The Culture War Comes to Linux". Motherboard. 2018-09-26. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  11. ^ a b "Outreachy's Sarah Sharp Wins O'Reilly Open Source Award - Software Freedom Conservancy". sfconservancy.org. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  12. ^ "Open Source Interns Outperform Industry Heavyweights In Linux Kernel Contributions". 01.org. 2013-11-15. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  13. ^ "Women in Open Source Award". www.redhat.com. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  14. ^ Sharp, Sage (2017-10-24). "Binaries are for computers". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  15. ^ McMillan, Robert (19 July 2013). "Why this hacker stood up against 'verbal abuse' in Linux land". Wired. Retrieved 2017-10-14.

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