> Linus Torvalds said:
> “Software is too important in the modern world not to be developed through open sources.
"Sources"? I bet he didn't say that.
This bit is even worse if you're at all familiar with tech:
> What the selection committee said about this year’s Laureates
> Linus Torvalds
> “In recognition of the unprejudiced creation of a new open source operating system leading to the largely exploited Linux kernel.
"Widely used", not "largely exploited"!
Nevertheless, huge congratulations of course, it's always fun when Linus (and software engineering in general) gets some recognition. :)
2. from google re: exploit - 1. Make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource): "500 companies sprang up to exploit this new technology".
2) Sure, but it makes you cringe as a tech person, and sounds just like the kind of thing a non-native speaker would have written that's technically correct, but doesn't really sound quite right.
According to ComScore, there's around 52 million Android users in the US alone. And then there's all the users of Linux-based websites...which is just about everyone who owns a computer.
In recognition of the unprejudiced creation of a new open source operating system leading to the largely exploited Linux kernel. The free availability on the Web swiftly caused a chain-reaction leading to further development and fine-tuning worth the equivalent of 73,000 man-years. Today the estimated number of users is 30 million. The achievement of Linus Torvalds has had a great impact on software development and on cultural and ethical issues of networking and openness of the Web.
Have you tried LaTeX yet? I just started using it seriously and I don't think I'll ever go back. It's amazing for writing. And since it's good old plain text, it's highly compatible with git. I love being able to import sub-documents into one large structure; it's like writing modular code, but with papers.
Couldn't help but think of RMS and the GNU operating system when I read this sentence.
But in reality it takes 20 years our more for a "real" technology to mature and get serious recognition. The OP should remind us about this fact when we get too hot about something too new.
Edit: Well, then you should not stop at Stallman. Hundreds of scientists, going back to Godel and beyond gave roots to modern open algorithms/software by giving away their academic research for free. I think Linux did not start just to be a free kernel, but because linus wanted to actually make a better system than minix (and learn to use 386, and finish his Master!).
For example, I've been reading all the literature about the establishment of an antigen deficient RBC precursor line from iPS for replacing blood donations wholesale. We're a long way off since globin expression is wrong (fetal vs adult; thus O2 binding kinetics are wrong; T/R states...), and there are a wide variety of other issues. Unfortunately globin switch is epigenetic / in histone coding...
iPS are amazing and have an incredible future in medicine.
People shouldn't be so fixed just on Emacs as the only Stallman's contribution and defining legacy in the software world. IMHO, his editor is the least important thing he created.