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The Grill: Linus Torvalds in the Hot Seat

“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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