"It's not that Linux was new from a technical standpoint. It was new because it was done differently," says Linus Torvalds in his interview with the IEEE Computer Society. "Linux made it clear how well open source works, not just from a technical standpoint, but also from a business, commercial, and community standpoint."
Torvalds, winner of the Society's 2014 Computer Pioneer Award, discusses his past and his future in the above video, and he expounds on the philosophy that got him where he is today.
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