He wanted to play, and gave it away – and changed the world.
I use Linux all the time – started a few years after this. Many of my friends do, too.
This isn’t a message about anything really. Just a thank you, to Linus Torvalds for being such a wonderful person (firstly) and a smarty pants, too.
And to everyone else who’s wanted to play, and make something neat and wonderful for everyone else.
Here’s his original public post announcing what was to become known as Linux.
All from honesty, humility (well, you know) and open-ness. And, of course, a little pride.