interview with Linus Torvalds
Jan 31, 2011, 13:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world
than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout
all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations
of his original vision that started almost two decades ago.
"Whether you know it or not, at some stage in your day-to-day
life you probably come into contact with Torvalds' work. Without
him, many wouldn't be where they are today, Ubuntu wouldn't exist,
and Free Software wouldn't be such a prevalent mainstream ideology
used by millions of people.
"Torvalds has paved the way for Linux to become a truly
successful mass-market product that's ubiquitous in everything from
embedded ARM devices like in-car entertainment systems to the likes
of the TiVo set-top box that graces living rooms the world over and
possibly even the smartphone that resides in your pocket."