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Wired: Linux: The Revolution on Film

Sep 04, 2002, 14:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Kettmann)

"It's a little hard to imagine an über-geek like Linus Torvalds getting the full-on rock-star treatment and having to urge an exuberant crowd to settle down, but that was just what happened at the LinuxWorld trade show in August 1999.

"'Calm down, calm down,' Torvalds said, looking more like a Helsinki bus driver just back from a satisfying ski vacation than a Finnish programmer famous for writing the Linux kernel.

"Given the importance of Linux and the open-source movement, the moment is priceless. It and other glimpses of Torvalds are enough to make the documentary film Revolution OS essential viewing for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the people and ideas behind the open-source movement..."

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