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Linus Torvalds
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Computer Tech
    (December 28, 1969- )
    Born in Helsinki, Finland
    Developed Linux kernel, basis of the open source Linux operating system (1991)
    Coauthor of autobiography ‘Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary’ (2001)
    Mascot is a blue penguin called Tux
    He says he was an ugly, ‘beaverish runt’ when a child.
    His parents were student radicals during the 1960s.
    He has been accused of plagiarizing software.
    His most common outfit is a free Linux polo shirt.
    He developed Linux mainly because he thought other operating systems were ‘crap.’
    Some felt he was selling out when he accepted a corporate job in California.
    His license plate reads ‘Coffee, chocolate, men: some things are better rich.’
    He champions software that is free to all and can be modified by anyone.
    He has written about 2% of the Linux kernel and decides what new code will be added to it.
    He is embarrassed by hype presenting him as an idealistic alternative to Bill Gates.
    Linux may be the world’s biggest collaborative project ever.
    He turned down a position at a Linux affiliated company to maintain his objectivity.
    His wife (a Finnish karate champion) asked him out while enrolled in a computer class he was teaching.
    He says he is more interested in having a good time than becoming wealthy.

Credit: Georgina


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