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Brian J. Fox

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Brian is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, author, and free software advocate.

He’s the creator of the GNU Bash shell, which he wrote while working for the Free Software Foundation (FSF). In addition to GNU Bash, Brian also created GNU Makeinfo, GNU Info, GNU Finger, GNU Echo, and the readline and history libraries during his time at the FSF.

Brian also built the first interactive online banking software in the U.S. for Wells Fargo in 1995, and is known for his work creating an open source election system in 2008.