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ZDNet Australia: Next Linux Kernel to Get Aussie Name

Jan 17, 2004, 21:20 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)

"As part of the Penguin Dinner held for attendees on the Friday night at the conference, organisers auctioned off a T-shirt signed by all the participating speakers, as well as Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

"As bidding for the T-shirt steadily rose, open source community members began adding additional incentives. GNOME project manager Jeff Waugh pledged to allow the winning bidder to add their name to the next 2.6 GNOME release if bidding topped AUD$2,500. Then Torvalds, a surprise attendee at the conference who made his only formal appearance at the dinner, said that if the bids reached that level, he would name the next kernel release after an Australian animal of the winner's choice..."

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