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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Linus Torvalds officially a hero

CNET News.com: "He's a hero to millions of coders all over the world. And now he's got written proof.
Time magazine's European edition has named Linus Torvalds in its '60 Years of Heroes' tribute. The magazine listed the Linux creator in the 'Rebels & Leaders' category, alongside icons including Nelson Mandela, Vaclav Havel and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
The magazine cited the creation of Linux, as well as his part in pushing and developing the open-source movement.
'Today, 15 years later, Linux powers everything from supercomputers to mobile phones around the world, and Torvalds has achieved fame as the godfather of the open-source movement, in which software code is shared and developed in a collaborative effort rather than being kept locked up by a single owner,' the magazine said."
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