Facebook Just Poached Another Well Known Linux Kernel Engineer
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 12 August 2015 at 01:18 AM EDT. 5 Comments
Facebook has just hired yet another well known Linux kernel engineer that previously worked for years at Red Hat before having a brief stint at another company earlier this year... The code monkey is now at Facebook beginning next month.

Facebook has hired several upstream Linux kernel developers over the years, including several Btrfs developers. Their latest hire in the kernel department is Dave Jones.

Dave Jones was employed at Red Hat for 11 years before leaving to join Akamai. He ended up not liking the Akamai experience with lack of upstreaming kernel patches and other factors that left him rather unhappy. Thus after seven months he left the company and took an offer from Facebook. At Red Hat, Dave had been managing Fedora's kernel as well as over the years managing various components to the upstream Linux kernel. He had also been the developer of the Trinity fuzz tester, but as that article explains, he effectively ended the public development of that.

Dave hasn't shared what exactly he'll be working on with the Linux kernel at Facebook, but you can find his remarks about leaving Akamai via this blog post.
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