Brian Fox, Open Source Pioneer, Father of GNU Bash Shell

4/23/2018; 57 minutes

Brian is a computer programmer, entrepreneur, consultant, Angel investor, author and free software advocate. He was the original author of the GNU Bash shell and the primary maintainer of bash until early 1993. Brian also built the first interactive online banking software in the US for Wells Fargo in 1995 and he created an open source election system in 2008. Fox co-wrote a New York Times piece in 2017 with former CIA head R. James Woolsey advocating open source election systems as a means of securing US elections against Russian interference. Recorded on 02/06/2018. (#33471)

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