|Birth Day:||July 22, 1968|
|Birth Place:||London, England, United Kingdom|
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On 5 October 2005, Cox received a lifetime achievement award at the LinuxWorld awards in London.
In January 2007, he applied for a series of patents on "RMS", or "rights management systems". It is said that he has filed a patent for digital rights management. Red Hat Inc., Cox's former employer, has stated (in a document drafted by Mark Webbink and Cox himself) that it will not use patents against free software projects.
On 28 July 2009, Cox quit his role as the TTY layer maintainer, after disagreement with Torvalds about the scope of work required to fix an error in that subsystem.
Alan was employed by the Linux distributor Red Hat during 1999–2009. Starting from 2011 he was employed by Intel Corporation but left both Intel and Linux kernel development in January 2013 to care full-time for his wife during a critical period of medical treatment, and returned to both later that year, until taking early retirement at the end of 2019.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David Awarded Cox an Honorary Fellowship on 18 July 2013.
On 31 Oct 2014, Alan Cox announced Fuzix OS, a tiny system V kernel, initially for Z80 on Google+:
He received an honorary doctorate from the Swansea University, his alma mater, on 20 July 2016.
Currently, Alan Cox is 53 years, 0 months and 5 days old. Alan Cox will celebrate 54th birthday on a Friday 22nd of July 2022. Below we countdown to Alan Cox upcoming birthday.