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Havoc Pennington
Born Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington
Nationality American
Occupation Computer programmer
Employer litl LLC
Known for GNOME development

Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington is well-known in the free software community due to his work on GNOME, Metacity, GConf, and D-BUS. He works for startup litl, "developing a consumer product that involves hardware, software, and online services". See Litl for details on the product.

Before litl, he was a Red Hat Desktop manager/engineer for 9 years. Before his Red Hat position he was one of the main developers of Debian GNU/Linux, and also founded freedesktop.org in 2000.

More recently, Havoc has led the development of the Mugshot project and promoted the idea of the Gnome Online Desktop.

Pennington is a 1998 graduate of the University of Chicago.

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