Tue. Jul 7th, 2020

The security operating system Qubes OS founder announced the withdrawal of the project

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Joanna Rutkowska, a founder of the open source secure desktop operating system Qubes OS, announced yesterday that Joanna Rutkowska has withdrawn from the project and has joined the decentralised computing network Golem as chief strategist and chief security officer.

Joanna Rutkowska is a well-known female hacker and computer security expert from Poland. In 2010, Joanna Rutkowska and Wojtek Porczyk began researching the Fedora Linux-based security-oriented desktop distribution Qubes OS and released the Qubes 1.0 version on September 3, 2012.

Joanna Rutkowska said that in the past few years, Qubes OS has evolved from a research-inspired proof of concept to a relatively mature sizeable open source project with dozens of contributors and tens of thousands of users, including some well-known security experts. Although Qubes still faces many challenges, such as hardware compatibility and UX, I believe that under the leadership of Marek Marczykowski-Górecki (chief engineer), the problem will be solved. Joanna Rutkowska is confident and confident about the future of the project.