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Nature: World Technology Award in Commerce Awarded to Linus Torvalds

Jan 04, 2002, 06:38 (7 Talkback[s])

Nature's enthusiasm may be behind the factual errors here:

"Linus Torvalds was selected for his work on Linux and the Open Source Software Paradigm.

Linus Torvalds wrote the kernel of Linux and established the Open Source software model, which is a revolutionary way of creating software. In doing so, he not only designed one of the most important pieces of software ever, but he also created a new paradigm for software engineering.

Linux is one of the most important operating systems, at least as important as UNIX and MSDOS. It is crucial for mobile communication devices, for webservers, for the development of the Internet and for many other areas in computing, networking and information technology.

Linus Torvalds is not only an outstanding software engineer, but also a global community leader (of the open source software community)."

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