Debian GNU/Linux founder Ian Murdock has died. He was 42. Murdock, who lived in San Francisco, is best known for creating the open-source distro in 1993. He had just last month started working for tech startup Docker in the city. On Monday afternoon, he posted a string of distressing and erratic tweets, revealing he had been arrested near his home by police, accused of assaulting an officer, and taken to hospital. He also threatened to kill himself. After people reached out to him, Murdock appeared to calm down, and vowed instead to clear his name. Murdock died that evening. His Twitter account has since been disabled.
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