Open-source community mourns Debian creator Ian Murdock

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Debian founder Ian Murdock, was most recently a member of Docker’s technical staff.

The open source community was stunned this week to learn that Ian Murdock, the “ian” in Linux distribution Debian, has died at the age of 42.

Murdock, a self-described “Linux old timer” on his LinkedIn profile, created Debian in 1993 as a Purdue University student and released it three years later (read his Debian manifesto here). Since then, he has worked as CTO for the Linux Foundation, in various roles at increasingly open source friendly Sun Microsystems from 2007-2010, as a VP at Salesforce.com via an acquisition, and for the past couple of months, as a member of the technical staff at Linux container company Docker.

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T-Mobile CEO sees doubling of U.S. business customers in 2016

T-Mobile CEO John Legere brashly predicted that the number of U.S. businesses switching to the carrier will grow even faster in 2016, doubling the number of small- and mid-sized businesses already in T-Mobile’s fold.

In typical bluster, Legere on Wednesday noted in a blog, which included wide-ranging 2016 predictions, that growth with business customers has become “by far the fastest area of growth for us.”

The reason?

“American businesses are fed up with backroom deals, overages and overcharging from AT&T and Verizon,” he said. “So it should come as no surprise that businesses of all sizes are flocking—and will continue to flock—to the Un-carrier.”

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