The Salt Lake Tribune: Linux Creator Makes Pop-In at Novell’s BrainShare

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“Novell Inc. underscored its commitment to Linux Monday by
surprising BrainShare conferencegoers with an appearance by none
other than Linus Torvalds, creator of the freely distributed
operating system.

“The Finnish programmer, whose decade-old program today
challenges Microsoft’s long-dominant Windows, was greeted by
thundering applause–and a couple of Finnish flags–as a crowd of
6,000 welcomed him to the opening session of BrainShare’s 20th
annual edition of tech-related workshops and seminars in the
downtown Salt Palace Convention Center.

“Torvalds warned that his operating system now faces its most
serious peril because of disputes over where free, publicly
licensed software rights end and corporate intellectual property
protection begin…”


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