Brian Fox

Brian Fox

infobox person

caption = Brian J. Fox, Santa Barbara, CA 2008
birth_date = bda|1959|12|11
birth_place = Boston, Massachusetts
residence = Santa Barbara, CA
nationality = American
other_names = bfox
employer = The Okori Group
occupation = Technologist, author
website =

Brian J. Fox (born 1959) is a computer programmer, author, and open source advocate Fact|date=August 2008. In 1987, he authored the GNU Bash shell, a common Fact|date=August 2008 Unix operating system interface. Fox maintained Bash until 1990.

Free Software Foundation (FSF)

In 1985 Fox worked with Richard Stallman at Stallman's newly created Free Software Foundation. At the FSF, Fox authored GNU Bash, GNU Makeinfo, GNU Info, GNU Finger, and the readline and history libraries Fact|date=August 2008.

He was also the maintainer of Emacs for a time, and made many contributions to the software that was created for the GNU Project between 1986 and 1994 Fact|date=August 2008.

Other works

Fox is also the author of:

* Wells Fargo Online Banking, 1995 Fact|date=August 2008
* The BuddyCast peer-to-peer streaming media protocol (with Mel Beckman and Denison Bollay) Fact|date=August 2008
* Meta-HTML Fact|date=August 2008
* The Apple //e version of the Terrapin Logo Language Fact|date=August 2008
* The version of the Emacs text editor for the Apple ] [ family of computers called Amacs Fact|date=August 2008

External links

* [ The GNU Bash Reference Manual] , ( [ HTML version] ) by Chet Ramey and Brian Fox, ISBN 0-9541617-7-7
* [ The GNU Readline Page] , by Chet Ramey and Brian Fox
* [ The BuddyCast Protocol] , by Mel Beckman, Denison Bollay, and Brian Fox

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