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Linus Torvalds: Open Source Is The Way To Combat Software Complexity

Torvalds also admitted that he doesn’t know every line of code in the Linux kernel at this point and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

“Nobody knows the whole kernel anymore,” Torvalds said. “Having looked at patches for many years, I know the big picture of all the areas in the kernel and I can look at a patch and know if it’s right or wrong.”