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Father of Debian, Ian Murdock Is Dead

Very sad news at the end of 2015 for tech community as Ian Murdock, the founder of Linux distribution Debian is dead. He died on 28th december and reason behind the dead is still unknown. He was 42 years old. Docker where he was currently working revealed the news of his dead. A cause of death was not provided in the blog post by Docker.

Suspiciously, there were weird tweets from his account on 28th december where he also mentioned that he might commit suicide and he was also mentioning police abuse over him. Now his Twitter account @imurdock doesn’t exist.

Debain founder

Ian Ashley Murdock was born in Konstanz, West Germany on 28 April 1973. He named Debian after his then-girlfriend Debra Lynn, and himself (Deb and Ian). Ian Murdock created the Debian project during his days at Purdue University.

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