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BSDCan 2011
The Technical BSD Conference

Kirk McKusick

Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick writes books and articles, teaches classes on UNIX- and BSD-related subjects, and provides expert-witness testimony on software patent, trade secret,
and copyright issues particularly those related to operating systems and filesystems.

He has been a developer and commiter to the FreeBSD Project since its founding in 1994. While at the University of California at Berkeley, he implemented the 4.2BSD fast filesystem and was the Research Computer Scientist at the Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group
(CSRG) overseeing the development and release of 4.3BSD and 4.4BSD. He earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and did his graduate
work at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received master's degrees in computer science and business
administration and a doctoral degree in computer science.
He has twice been president of the board of the Usenix Association, is currently a member of the editorial board of ACM's Queue magazine, and is a member of the Usenix Association and ACM, and is a senior member of the IEEE.

In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, scuba diving, and wine collecting. The wine is stored in a specially constructed wine cellar (accessible from the Web at in the basement of the house that he shares with Eric Allman, his domestic partner of 30-and-some-odd years.