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Follow Friday: Linux and open source experts on Twitter

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The Linux Foundation has just embarked on a a massive initiative that will see a veritable who’s-who of technology vendors working together to identify and fund open source projects that need assistance.

The project, which will include the likes of Amazon Web Services, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM and VMware , will initially target OepnSSL, the open source program used by the majority of Internet servers which unfortunately is plagued by the now notorious Heartbleed bug.

So for today’s Follow Friday feature, we bring some of the top open source and Linux experts you can find on Twitter.

Dave Jones is quick to point out in his Web site that he is not the guy from the 60’ band The Monkeys or the manager of the Cardiff City Football club, nor is he the writer of the Amiga game Blood Money. Dave works for Red Hat on the Fedora kernel team, as well as other things open source, and of course he also finds time to “dabble in various random bits of the Linux kernel.”

@kernelslacker

 

Greg Kroah-Hartman is a Linux Kernel developer and currently the Linux kernel maintainer for the stable branch, the staging subsystem, USB, driver core, debugfs, userspace i/o and TTY layer. He wrote the Linux Kernel in a Nutshell and co-authored Linux Device Drivers

@gregkh

 

Russel McOrmond is a Canadian open source champion, technology consultant, policy coordinator of CLU: Canada’s Association for Free/Libre and Open Source Software, coordinator of GOSLING (Getting Open Source Ligic Into Governments) @russellmcormond

David “Doc” Searls is a veteran advocate for open-source software and has been involved with the monthly technology magazine Linux Journal since it began in 1994 where he wrote the column Linux for Suits. Doc Searles co-authored The Cluetrain Manifesto and wrote The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge. He has written for many publications including the Globe and Mail, Wired, OMNI and PC Magazine. @dsearls