"If I'm not mistaken, Linus Torvalds lives in the US
where he leads the global Linux kernel development effort. Red Hat
and Novel,l the two leading Linux distribution vendors are both US
companies as are Linux contributors Intel and Google.
"Sure I agree and understand the need for open code to prevent
proprietary lock-in, but that's not an anti-American stance at all.
In fact, Linux is about as pro-American as you can get with its
ideals of Freedom and openness while still providing a route for
vendors like a Red Hat or Novell to make money."