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Red Hat Takes Its Hat Off to Dennis Ritchie

Oct 15, 2011, 06:00 (6 Talkback[s])

"UNIX code was also shared with universities where it became the foundation of the learning and advancement of operating system practices. Similarly, the C programming language became a staple of the computer science classroom. Many of us literally grew up in Dennis' technical shadow and still have his book, The C Programming Language, co-authored with Brian Kernighan and more fondly referred to as K & R, on our shelves. It remains a source of inspiration and practical help to programmers to this day.

Most of what we do is heavily influenced by Dennis's outstanding contributions – both in the technical arena and as a founder of the concept of community development.

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