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Linux Foundation kingpin Dan Kohn dies

by on03 November 2020

Built the first shopping cart

Dan Kohn, leader of the Linux Foundation's Public Health (LFPH) initiative and former executive director at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), has died of complications while trying to fight off colon cancer.

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin wrote that Kohn helped establish the Linux Foundation and oversaw the fastest growing open source community in history, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

In 1994 he conducted the first secure commercial transaction on the internet after building the first web shopping cart.

Kohn stepped aside from his role in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to incubate and found the Linux Foundation Public Health initiative which is helping authorities around the world combat COVID-19; Dan could always be counted on in a crisis.

Kohn leaves behind his wife Julie and two young boys, Adam and Ellis.

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