"Marcelo Tosatti, 18 years of age and a developer at
Conectiva, was chosen by Linus Torvalds and Alan Cox to be the new
maintainer of the Linux kernel. Beginning at the end of November,
he well occupy this position in place of Cox, the current
Tosatti will have the responsibility for deciding on the path of
the 2.4 version of the Linux kernel, selecting corrections that can
be implemented or not in the next version of the system. In
addition, work on updates related to the compatability of Linux
with new machines and peripheral devices that enter the market.
The responsibility is great. His decisions will affect thousands
of people and companies that utilize the 2.4 version of Linux. Cox
is confident in his choice, as affirmed in his diary, "Marcelo
accepted the chance to become 2.4 maintainer. This is good news
because Marcelo is bright, keen and as he is working for a vendor
has an understanding of QA issues. This should work out well."