SF Gate: The Best, the Worst of the Net in 1998

“The NetSkink Awards for Heroic and Revolutionary Internet
Achievement in 1998: Linus Torvalds”

“Famous for the Unix-like operating system he invented, Torvalds
is the poster child of 1998’s open source / free software
revolution, which established itself as a nontraditional,
anti-capitalist and stunningly powerful software development model
in 1998. Joined by thousands of co-conspiratorial coders and co-led
by Richard Stallman, Larry Wall and Eric S. Raymond, the Linux /
Apache / Mozilla gang proved in ’98 that sometimes the best
software is, in fact, free.”

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