Silicon.com: Agenda Setters 2004: Open Source Takes Off

“Open source is no longer just about Linus Torvalds. He’s always
been the highest-ranked–and sometimes only–member of this
community on the poll, which he’s graced every year since its
inception in 2000.

“In 2000 and 2001, Torvalds was joined by Red Hat’s Bob Young.
Last year, two others came along: Erich Gamma for managing the open
source Eclipse software development project and Munich mayor
Christian Ude for threatening to switch the city from Windows to
Linux (which later he did)…”


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