Alan Cox | Linux inventor and programmer from Swansea, Wales
Alan cox (born 1968) is a programmer heavily involved in the development of the linux kernel since its early days (1991). He then became one of the main developers and maintainers of the whole kernel. This is an extremly important contribution to the 'Open Source' software community.
Connection: Strong Welsh connections including an important contribution to Aber and Swansea Universities. You can even find extracts of his diary online, in Welsh!
Alan is a great welshman!