Alan Cox

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Alan Cox

Name: Alan Cox

Born: July 22, 1968, in Solihull, England

Computer-related contributions

  • British computer programmer who became heavily involved in the development of the 2.2 branch of the Linux kernel.
  • Worked for Red Hat from 1999 - 2009.
  • Been involved in the GNOME and X.Org projects, and was the main developer of AberMUD.

Honors and awards

  • Recipient of the Free Software Foundation's 2003 Award for the Advancement of Free Software at the FOSDEM conference in Brussels.
  • Lifetime achievement award at the LinuxWorld awards in London.