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Linus Torvalds

Date de naissance: 28. décembre 1969
Autres noms: लाइनस टोर्भाल्ड्स्, Линус торвалдс

Linus Benedict Torvalds, né le 28 décembre 1969 à Helsinki en Finlande, est un informaticien américano-finlandais.

Il est connu pour avoir créé en 1991 le noyau Linux dont il continue de diriger le développement. Il en est considéré comme le « dictateur bienveillant ».

Citations Linus Torvalds

„Il ne fait aucun doute qu'IBM constitue le plus grand coup de Linux.“

—  Linus Torvalds

En 2000, IBM a annoncé investir 1 milliard de dollars dans l'écosystème Linux (Linus Torvalds et David Diamond, Just for fun : The story of an Accidental Revolutionary (New York : Harper Collins), 2001), p.158.)
Au service d'un monde meilleur, 2006

„Je suis en train de faire un système d'exploitation (libre) (seulement un hobby, ne sera pas grand et professionnel comme gnu) pour clones AT 386“

—  Linus Torvalds

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I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.
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comp.os.minix

„Talk is cheap. Show me the code.“

—  Linus Torvalds

Message to linux-kernel mailing list, 2000-08-25, Torvalds, Linus, 2006-08-28 http://lkml.org/lkml/2000/8/25/132,
2000s, 2000-04

„My name is Linus Torvalds and I am your god.“

—  Linus Torvalds

As quoted in: Young, Robert; Goldman Rohm, Wendy (1999), Under the Radar: How Red Hat Changed the Software Business – and Took Microsoft by Surprise, p. 111
Jokingly introducing himself, at the 1998 Linux Expo in Durham, North Carolina
2000s, (2001)

„Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.“

—  Linus Torvalds

<nowiki>Linus Torvalds on Twitter</nowiki>, Torvalds, Linus, 2013-01-29, 2016-07-26 https://twitter.com/linus__torvalds/status/296333371393597440,
2010s, 2013

„Software is like sex; it's better when it's free.“

—  Linus Torvalds

Attributed to Torvalds at 1996 FSF conference, video showing this phrase in one of Torvalds papers (time code: 48.44) https://web.archive.org/web/20071016215132/http://www.argentilinux.com.ar/doku.php/linux_videos_documentales:the_code_linux
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„So the whole "We have a list and we're not telling you" should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, "nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!"“

—  Linus Torvalds

Torvalds tells Microsoft to put up or shut up, 2007-05-16, Thomson, Iain, 2016-01-18 https://web.archive.org/web/20070520054734/http://www.pcw.co.uk/vnunet/news/2189971/torvalds-tells-microsoft-put, Said about Microsoft's claim that the Linux kernel infringes upon 42 of their patents.
2000s, 2007

„That's the spirit. Greg has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me. Come to the dark side, Sarah. We have cookies.“

—  Linus Torvalds

<nowiki>Re: [ 00/19 http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=137390810310498&w=2, 3.10.1-stable review</nowiki>, Torvalds, Linus, 2013-07-15, 2013-07-17]
2010s, 2013

„I chose 1000 originally partly as a way to make sure that people that assumed HZ was 100 would get a swift kick in the pants.“

—  Linus Torvalds

Message to linux-kernel mailing list, 2005-07-08, Torvalds, Linus, 2007-05-28 http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/7/8/263,
2000s, 2005

„WE DO NOT BREAK USERSPACE!“

—  Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds - LKML, Torvalds, Linus, 2012-12-23, 2012-12-29 https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/12/23/75,
2010s, 2012

„I think people can generally trust me, but they can trust me exactly because they know they don't have to.“

—  Linus Torvalds

Message to Linux kernel mailing list, 2006-09-22, Torvalds, Linus, 2008-06-07 http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/9/22/319,
2000s, 2006

„I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.“

—  Linus Torvalds

unknown, news:[email protected], Post, news:comp.os.minix, Google Groups, 1991-08-25, 2006-08-28, Torvalds, Linus http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=1991Aug25.205708.9541%40klaava.Helsinki.FI, This was the launch of Linux.
1990s, 1991-94

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