OSI Mourns Co-Founder Ian Murdock


The OSI Board is very sad to note the death of Ian Murdock. As well as founding the Debian GNU/Linux distribution in 1993 (Debian obituary), Ian was a co-founder of the Open Source Initiative and was the original Board Secretary named in our Articles of Incorporation. A charismatic and visionary leader, Ian influenced many community and commercial projects and was a friend of many former and current OSI Directors and Members.

His unexpected and sudden death is an untimely loss to the software freedom movement and OSI extends its deepest sympathies to his family and friends.