Linus Torvalds is now a US Citizen
Tuesday, 14 September 2010

In a typical exchange on the Linux Kernel Mailing list Linus Torvalds let drop, in passing, the fact that he is now a US citizen.

 

 

 

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In a typical exchange on the Linux Kernel Mailing list Linus Torvalds let drop, in passing, the fact that he is now a US citizen.

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There isn't much more to this story accept for the fact that his Wikipedia page was almost immediately updated to reflect his new-found citizenship.

Linus Torvalds is, of course, the creator and current mentor of Linux and specifically the Linux kernal. Originally Finnish - as you might guess from his name - he was born in Helsinki and has lived and worked in the US since 1996.  He now works for the Linux Foundation.

Linus micro fact - Linus Torvalds was named after Linus Pauling a noble prize winning US chemist.

Further Reading

Linux Kernel Development (3e)

Smart Home Automation with Linux

Linux Programming by Example

Practical Guide to Linux Commands

Version Control with Git

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