ZDNet Australia: Next Linux Kernel to Get Aussie Name

“As part of the Penguin Dinner held for attendees on the Friday
night at the conference, organisers auctioned off a T-shirt signed
by all the participating speakers, as well as Linux creator Linus

“As bidding for the T-shirt steadily rose, open source community
members began adding additional incentives. GNOME project manager
Jeff Waugh pledged to allow the winning bidder to add their name to
the next 2.6 GNOME release if bidding topped AUD$2,500. Then
Torvalds, a surprise attendee at the conference who made his only
formal appearance at the dinner, said that if the bids reached that
level, he would name the next kernel release after an Australian
animal of the winner’s choice…”

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