Brian Fox

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Brian Fox

Brian Jhan Fox is an American computer programmer and free software advocate. He is the original author of the GNU Bash shell, which he announced as a beta in June 1989. He continued as the primary maintainer of bash until at least early 1993. Fox also built the first interactive online banking software in the U.S. for Wells Fargo in 1995, and he created an open source election system in 2008.


He is one of the founders of Orchid Labs.

Fox also wrote AMACS, a cut-down implementation of Emacs for the Apple II series.