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The Grill: Linus Torvalds in the Hot Seat

Oct 22, 2007, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Linus Torvalds was only 22 in 1991 when he decided to share with friends and colleagues the code of Linux, the new operating system he had created. The University of Helsinki computer science student couldn't have imagined the revolution his decision was about to ignite.

"What did you want from the public release of Linux? It certainly wasn't money, since the original copyright was very strict about that. I didn't think that Linux would become as big and popular as it is now, so it wasn't really fame, either. I'd like to say it was for fun..."

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