Unknown Lamer writes: After a Twitter meltdown yesterday, it has been confirmed that Ian Murdock has died. From the Docker blog: "It is with great sadness that we inform you that Ian Murdock passed away on Monday night. This is a tragic loss for his family, for the Docker community, and the broader open source world; we all mourn his passing.... Ian helped pioneer the notion of a truly open project and community, embracing open design and open contribution; in fact the formative document of the open source movement itself (the Open Source Definition) was originally a Debian position statement. It is a testament to Ian’s commitment to openness and community that there are now more than 1,000 people currently involved in Debian development."
LocutusOfBorg1 writes: The founder of the Debian project, Ian Murdock, passed away on Monday night. You can read the full Docker post here, while a Debian public statement will follow soon. Ian created Debian project while he was a student at the Purdue University, contributing in many Open Source fields, such as the creation of the Open Source Movement itself, and with being CTO of the Linux Foundation.