Welcome to 30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks! This is the first in a 30-week series we’re running that profiles a different Linux kernel developer each week. The Linux kernel development community is unique in many ways. The individuals that make up this community are responsible for orchestrating the world’s largest collaborative development project and have a very large impact on the future of the operating system and other technologies. The profiles we publish throughout the rest of 2012 should help illustrate how these developers do their work, providing important insight on how to work with them and what makes them tick.
We start the series with none other than Linux creator Linus Torvalds.