Kevyn Shortell, former Linux Technology Manager for Apple, has joined
Terra Soft Solutions, a developer of Linux solutions for PowerPC microprocessors.
In 1999, Apple created the Linux Technology Manager position for the purpose of maintaining Linux developer relations and support. Shortell transferred from Apple’s Developer Technical Support Group, bringing with him four years experience with Apple.
“We have known and worked with Kevyn for nearly two years,” said Kai Staats, CEO of Terra Soft Solutions, in a press announcement. “His love for research and dedication to quality are well matched with Terra Soft’s ongoing development. Kevyn offers a diverse set of skills ranging from network and hardware engineering to developer relations, from systems administration to team leadership.”
As Linux Technology Manager, Shortell was Apple’s liaison to PowerPC Linux developers worldwide. This involvement in the Linux community and experience with Apple hardware complements Terra Soft’s solutions, Staats said.
Shortell will initially be working to help wrap-up development of the Yellow Dog Linux 2.0 release. In subsequent months, he will work with Terra Soft developers to improve hardware support, oversee Terra Soft’s new test lab, and help build industry relations.