Debian Founder Ian Murdock Passes Away
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 30 December 2015 at 03:16 PM EST. 61 Comments
Debian's founder, Ian Murdock, has passed away.

As written on the Docker blog where he was employed and on is confirmation of Ian's passing -- the Ian in Debian.

On Monday via Twitter he was threatening suicide over alleged police abuse in California. His Twitter account has since been removed. Other information about his suicide or alleged police detention and abuse has yet to be made public.
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