Lead maintainer, kernel.org
The keeper of the mm tree patchset for the Linux kernel, and the kernel's lead maintainer, Andrew Morton works with Linux creator Linus Torvalds, kernel subsystem maintainers, Linux distribution companies, hardware vendors, and other parties to ensure that the public production kernel meets their needs. He is the final arbitrator on determining what code is accepted into the Linux production kernel, and is known for being a provocative public speaker. Andrew currently works at Google, and was formerly a fulltime OSDL fellow at the Open Source Development Labs. He was previously employed as principal engineer by Digeo Interactive, responsible for the base OS in Digeo's digital home entertainment products. Before Digeo, Andrew was a product development manager for Nortel Networks' R&D labs in Australia.