Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton
Andrew Morton

Linux kernel 2.6 maintainer. Senior Engineer, Google Inc. Fellow, Linux Foundation

Andrew Keith Paul Morton is a leading developer and coordinator of the Linux kernel project. He currently maintains the so-called mm tree, which contains not yet sufficiently mature code that might later be accepted into the mainline Linux kernel. He holds an honours degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

In the late 1980s, Andrew Morton worked as a software and hardware engineer for an Australian gaming equipment manufacturer. From 1992 to 2001 he worked at Nortel Networks' Australian R&D labs as a software development manager. In 2001, Andrew and his family moved from Wollongong, Australia, to Palo Alto, California.

In July of 2003, Morton joined the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) under an agreement with his then-employer Digeo Inc., in which OSDL supported Morton's Linux kernel development work while he continued in his official role as principal engineer at Digeo.

Since August 2006, Morton has been employed by Google but will continue his current work in maintaining the kernel at the Linux Foundation, a merger between the OSDL and the Free Standards Group.

Recommended reading

Andrew Morton's key note at the Linux Symposium 2004

"Open Source meets Industry"

"Open Source meets Industry" Congress on Open Source Software in the machine and automation industry

An international congress on Open Source software in the machine and automation industry was held in Hannover, Germany, on April 22, 2008. More information is available here.

Interview given to Linux Magazin Online at the occasion of the congress "Open Source meets Industry", Hannover Fair 2008

Interviewer: Nils Magnus, Linux Magazin Online, Original Article (German)