The Linux Foundation original video, “How Linux Was Built,” reached a huge milestone in 2014, surpassing 1 million views on YouTube. The video, one of the ten most popular on the Linux Foundation YouTube channel last year, illustrates how thousands of software developers from all over the world contribute collectively to the Linux kernel codebase. It’s the kind of video you can show to your parents and friends that will help them understand what makes Linux such an amazing software project. And its popularity also illustrates just how mainstream Linux and open source software have become.
While the other nine most popular videos of the year haven’t quite reached a million views yet, they all help tell the story of Linux and collaborative development in some way, whether it’s through humor (Linus reads mean tweets), fantastic technology demos (Dronecode launch), training the next generation of Linux sysadmins, or simply seeing the home offices of some of the kernel’s key developers. They all help reinforce how unique and important this work really is.
1.Linus Torvalds Guided Tour of His Home Office