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Debian daddy Murdock joins the unstoppable Docker crusade

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Debian daddy Ian Murdock has joined Linux container shop Docker.

Murdock, who founded Debian in 1993 and led the project for three years during its birth, has taken up position as a member of Docker’s technical staff.

Details of Murdock’s role or responsibilities were not available at time of writing.

Docker, though, has a huge interest in perfecting the deployment of Linux applications in its container technology for cloud and micro services. Murdock was, until October, vice president for platform for Salesforce’s marketing cloud. He’d been with the as-a-service provider for four years. He joined Salesforce through the cloud firm’s $2.5bn acquisition of ExactTarget in 2013. ExactTarget was renamed Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

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