February 27, 2008

Linus Torvalds keynote speech -- from 2000 (video)

Author: Robin 'Roblimo' Miller

While looking through the Linux.com video archives a few days ago, we found a digital video tape we shot of Linus Torvalds speaking at the first New York City LinuxWorld Expo in 2000. Back then, of course, we (at least some of the same people) worked for a company called Andover.net, which got absorbed by VA Linux, which has now morphed into SourceForge, Inc. Things have certainly changed since then, haven't they?

Linux.com editor/reporter Joe Barr, who worked elsewhere back then, was in that room and wrote an article about Linus's speech -- and another one a bit later about the expo itself.

That's enough yammer from us. We'll let Linus take the stage now. The video is about 48 minutes long, so you may need more than one sitting to watch it.

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