Theodore Ts'o

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Theodore Ts'o

Name: Theodore Y. (Ted) Ts'o

Born: 1968 in Palo Alto, California, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American software developer.
  • Known for his work on the Linux kernel, specifically his contributions to file systems.
  • Created /dev/random and the corresponding kernel driver (1994).
  • Lead developer and maintainer of e2fsprogs, the userspace utilities for the ext2 and ext3 filesystems, and is a maintainer for the ext4 file system.
  • Former member of the Security Area Directorate for the Internet Engineering Task Force.

Honors and awards

  • Free Software Foundation's Award for the Advancement of Free Software (2006).
  • Member of Technical Advisory Board of the Linux Foundation.


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