Linus Torvalds wins the Millennium Technology Prize

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Linus Torvalds wins the Millennium Technology Prize

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:26 am

Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, has today been named joint winner of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize :D
Linus Torvalds and Dr Shinya Yamanaka, are joint Grand Winners of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, one of the world’s major technology prizes. The President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, presented the prize today during the ceremony at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki in front of an audience of scientists and business leaders. This is the first time that the Grand Prize has been shared by two scientists. The 1.2m Euros prize fund will be split, with both winners receiving 600,000 Euros each.

Linus Torvalds, a Finnish-American citizen born in Finland, has been awarded the prize for creating the Linux kernel, a new open source operating system for computers. 73,000 man years have been spent fine-tuning the code. Today millions use computers, smartphones and digital video recorders that run on Linux. Linus Torvalds’s achievements have had a great impact on shared software development, networking and the openness of the web.

Read more: http://www.technologyacademy.fi/blog/20 ... s-release/

Linux in general may get some mainstream attention from this, already the BBC has reported on it: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18423502
Earlier today the BBC also published an interview with Linus: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18419231
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Re: Linus Torvalds wins the Millennium Technology Prize

Postby dagon on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:28 pm

Just Awsome!!!

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Re: Linus Torvalds wins the Millennium Technology Prize

Postby Monsta on Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:08 am

Congratulations! 8)
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Re: Linus Torvalds wins the Millennium Technology Prize

Postby RytronII on Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:36 pm

Kudos to Linus Torvalds and Dr Shinya Yamanaka! :)
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Re: Linus Torvalds wins the Millennium Technology Prize

Postby DrHu on Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:49 pm

It's nice when pioneers in any field are recognized: given credit for
--often, especially if they have been too far ahead of their time or did not obtain copyrite or patents for, they are bypassed by history and the winners of the products race.

Amway; Kudos of course to Linus.
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