Larry McVoy

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Larry McVoy

Larry McVoy (b. 1962 in Concord, Massachusetts) is the CEO of BitMover, the company that makes BitKeeper, a version control system that was used from February 2002 to early 2005 to manage the source code of the Linux kernel.

He earned BS and MS degrees in Computer Science in 1985 and 1987, respectively, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been employed by Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics and Google. His work generally included performance enhancements to the various Unix operating systems developed by his employers. While McVoy worked at Sun, he worked on a peer-to-peer SCM system named TeamWare that would form the basis of his later BitKeeper product.


Was a proponent of open sourcing SunOS in the 90's.