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Brooks Law Revisited : Software Engineering Lore in a free software world

Alan Cox (Building #3)

Alan Cox has been working on Linux since 0.95. His first major project was the Linux Networking which he took over from Ross Biro. Alan maintained the Linux networking stack up to 2.0.30 when it was handed over to Dave Miller , Alexey Kuznetsov and others. During his time as network maintainer Alan wrote much of the original Linux protocol stacks for AX.25 Appletalk and IPX.

With hardware from Caldera Alan did the original Linux SMP port for Linux 2.0. Since then he has started the Linux Macintosh port, designed the Video4Linux layer and modularised the Linux sound support as well as writing several drivers.

Alan now maintains the 3c501 network card driver, the 2.0 kernel tree and works on maintaing and merging code into the Linux 2.2 tree.


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