Yesterday, The Linux Foundation announced that it has appointed OpenEmbedded core developer and Yocto Project maintainer Richard Purdie as a Linux Foundation Fellow.The foundation’s Fellowship Fund financially backs resources that accelerate Linux software development and promote the adoption of Linux and open source software.
Purdie certainly fits the bill. As maintainer of the Yocto Project, he’s helped developers create custom Linux software regardless of hardware infrastructure. Recent experience has included his role as a core developer at OpenEmbedded, an embedded Linux architect at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center and a wealth of contributions to the Linux kernel. As a Fellow, Purdie will continue his work on the Yocto Project, OpenEmbedded and other embedded Linux projects while supporting The Linux Fellowship’s software initiatives.
Purdie joins a list of Linux Foundation Fellows that includes John Hawley and Linus Torvalds. Check out the full announcement of the appointment for more details.