With Markus Rex returning to Novell, it was only a matter of time before the Linux Foundation would name a new chief technology officer. What wasn't as clear, however, was the stature of the person that would replace Rex.
On Thursday, the Linux Foundation announced Ted Ts'o as its new CTO, a man with serious street cred amongst the Linux elite. Ts'o is known as the first North American Linux kernel developer and has been with IBM since 2001, focusing on real-time Linux.
Ts'o will be on loan from IBM for two years and will focus on the Linux Standards Base, Open Printing, and other projects. He should be a great asset to the Linux Foundation.