Linux Pioneer Ian Murdock Dead at 42

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    According to the San Francisco police, officers were called to Steiner and Union St in the city at 11.30pm on Saturday, December 26, following reports of a man trying to break into a home – that man was identified as Ian Murdock. He reportedly fought with the cops, and was given a ticket for two counts of assault and one for obstruction of an officer. The techie had been drinking, according to the police logs. A medic arrived to treat an abrasion to Murdock's forehead, and he was released so he could be taken to hospital.

    A few hours later, on Sunday, December 27 at 2.40am, police were called again to reports of Murdock banging on the door of a neighbor at the very same block. A medic arrived to treat him for any injuries. Officers then took Murdock to the county jail where he was held in a cell.

    Murdock was bailed later that day, on Sunday, after a bond, said to be $25,000, was paid. He died the next day.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/30/ian_murdock_debian_founder/
     
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    Shocking news

    Debian has been my distro of choice for a few years now and I am very thankful to Ian for having gotten the project off the ground.
     

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