Every time you boot a CD or DVD, thank Peter Anvin for making it possible. And, as a key Linux contributor that’s not all Peter has done in his long Linux career.
H. Peter Anvin is one of the “old geeks” of Linux, and has been a key contributor since 1992, specializing in low level hardware. Currently he is co-maintainer of the unified x86 Linux kernel tree. Peter has contributed to numerous Linux kernel subsystems, and is the author and/or maintainer of several Open Source projects, including the Syslinux boot loader suite, the Netwide Assembler (NASM), klibc, and tftp-hpa. He founded The Linux Kernel Organization, which maintains the kernel.org servers around the globe.