Chris Mason is a longtime contributor to the Linux kernel and maintainer of the Btrfs filesystem. He is currently a software engineer on Facebook’s kernel team and the chair of The Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board. Prior to joining Facebook, Chris worked as a kernel developer at SUSE, Oracle, and Fusion-io. He lives with his family in Rochester, New York.Facebook
Dan Williams is a kernel developer in Intel’s Open Source Technology center. His primary role is enabling next generation storage technologies, like persistent memory. In his more than a decade-long history of contributing to the Linux kernel, he has also had the opportunity to work on embedded system-on-a-chip enabling, memory management, and other core functionality.
Greg Kroah-Hartman is among a distinguished group of software developers who maintain Linux at the kernel level. In his role as a Linux Foundation Fellow, he continues his work as the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in a fully neutral environment. He also works closely with Linux Foundation members and projects, and on key initiatives to advance Linux.
Greg created and maintains the Linux Driver Project. He is also currently the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of different subsystems that include USB, staging, driver core, tty, and sysfs, among others. Most recently, he was a Fellow at SUSE.
Greg is an adviser to Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab and a member of The Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board. He has delivered a variety of keynote addresses at developer and industry events, and has authored two books covering Linux device drivers and Linux kernel development.Fellow
H. Peter Anvin
Peter Anvin is a Swedish computer programmer who has distinguished himself by his contributions to open source software projects. He is the originator of SYSLINUX, Linux Assigned Names and Numbers Authority (LANANA), and various Linux kernel features such as:
- UNIX98 ptys
- CPUID driver
- Linux kernel automounter
- RAID 6 support
- x32 ABI
- klibc – a minimalistic subset of the standard C library
Jonathan got his first look at the BSD Unix source back in 1981, when an instructor at the University of Colorado let him “fix” the paging algorithm. He has been digging around inside every system he could get his hands on ever since, working on drivers for VAX, Sun, Ardent, and x86 systems on the way. He got his first Linux system in 1993, and has never looked back. Jon is the Co-founder and Executive Editor of Linux Weekly News.LWN.net
Olof Johansson has been co-maintainer of the arm-soc effort for five years and counting, during which time he has helped drive the transition from total chaos to something that’s humming along very smoothly.
He has had the opportunity to work closely with a number of ARM vendors to get them engaged in upstream development, in particular through work as technical lead of the Chrome OS kernel. Olof is familiar with the challenges and benefits that vendors see when they go through this process, and how to make the best out of them. His proudest achievements are also in this area, where he has seen vendors such as Nvidia, Rockchip, and Mediatek step up and participate.Tesla
Rik Van Riel
Rik Van Riel’s goals include ensuring Linux can handle whatever new hardware shows up, new developers have a path to join the community, and users continue to be able to exercise their rights under the GPL.
Steven Rostedt started working on the Linux kernel in 1998, when he was working on his Master’s in computer science. Since then, he has focused on making Linux kernel development into a career. His upstream work includes being one of the first main developers of the PREEMPT_RT patch set. His focus has been on making the Linux kernel into a more deterministic operating system, and he helps maintain the real-time part of the scheduler. Steven currently maintains the stable releases of the PREEMPT_RT patch set.
Steven also brought the PREEMPT_RT patch’s latency tracer into the kernel, using ideas from his own internal tracer, the end result became what is now called “ftrace.” Steven continues to be the main developer and maintainer of the tracing code of the Linux kernel.
Ted Ts’o graduated from MIT with a degree in computer science, after which he worked in MIT’s Information Systems department. During this time he was project leader of the Kerberos V5 team.
In 1994, Ted created the /dev/random Linux device node and the corresponding kernel driver, which was the first Linux kernel interface that provided high-quality cryptographic random numbers to user programs.
After MIT, Ted went to work for VA Linux Systems for two years. In 2001, he joined IBM, where he worked on improvements in the Linux kernel’s performance and scalability. After working on the real-time kernel at IBM, he joined The Linux Foundation for a two-year fellowship. Initially he served as Chief Platform Strategist before becoming Chief Technology Officer in 2008. Ted also served as Treasurer for USENIX until 2008, and has chaired the annual Linux Kernel Summit.
He is a Debian developer and has maintained several packages, mostly filesystem-related, including e2fsprogs, since 2003. He was a member of the Security Area Directorate for the Internet Engineering Task Force, and was one of the chairs for the IPsec working group. He was one of the founding board members for the Free Standards Group.
In 2010 Ted moved to Google.
Tim is a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Sony Corporation, and is maintainer of the Fuego Test System – an embedded Linux test framework.
Tim has been working with Linux systems since 1993. He is former Chief Technical Officer of the early embedded Linux company Lineo, and has been working on embedded Linux systems for over 20 years. He has been involved with embedded Linux industry associations for most of that time, including being a founder of the Embedded Linux Consortium, the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum, and the Core Embedded Linux Project of the Linux Foundation. He created and runs the Embedded Linux Conference. Through these organizations he has developed or sponsored technical improvements to Linux in the area of bootup time reduction, system size reduction, real-time enhancements, power management, and other technical areas important to using Linux in embedded and consumer products.