Wednesday June 13, 2012

Linus Torvalds Wins Millennium Technology Prize

Linus Torvalds was named joint winner of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize. Torvalds will take home over $750,000 as his part of the prize money.

"Hey, I've had job offers, but I've really tried to make it very clear to everybody that what I appreciate most is my neutral status, and it really turns out that I think all the companies involved with Linux really do prefer things that way too," he said. "I seriously believe that even though the Linux kernel has become a big thing for a number of large companies, people really do appreciate how nice it is that I don't work for any of them."