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Linus Torvalds

Programmer / Writer / Computer Scientist / Engineer / Businessperson | * 12/28/1969 (52) | Helsinki (Finland)
Linus Benedict Torvalds ( LEE-nəs TOR-vawldz, Finland Swedish: [ˈliːnʉs ˈtuːrvɑlds] (listen); born 28 December 1969) is a Finnish-American software engineer who is the creator and, historically, the main developer of the Linux kernel, used by Linux distributions and other operating systems such as Android. He also created the distributed version control system Git and the scuba dive logging and planning software Subsurface. He was honored, along with Shinya Yamanaka, with the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize by the Technology Academy Finland "in recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel." He is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award and the 2018 IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Comedies | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Linus Torvalds

Millennium Technology Prize Computer Pioneer Award Suuret suomalaiset BCS Lovelace Medal Honorary Doctor of Stockholm University EFF Pioneer Award Doctor Honoris Causa of The University of Helsinki Computer History Museum Fellow Internet Hall of Fame European of the Year (Reader's Digest award) IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award

Movies with Linus Torvalds as Actor(2)

as himself2001 The Code
as Himself - Creator, Linux Kernel2001 Revolution OS

Born: Sunday, 12/28 1969 (December) in Helsinki (Finland) (current age: 52 years + 28 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN), Finnish (FI), Finland Swedish
Educated at: University of Helsinki
Employer: Transmeta Corporation, Open Source Development Labs, Linux Foundation, University of Helsinki
Member of: Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
Named after: Linus Pauling
Spouses (current/former): Tove Torvalds
Children: Patricia Miranda Torvalds, Daniela Yolanda Torvalds, Celeste Amanda Torvalds
Siblings: Leo Torvalds, Christopher Torvalds, Alexander Torvalds, Sara Torvalds
Father: Nils Torvalds
Mother: Anna Torvalds
Related to: Ole Torvalds
Other names for Linus Torvalds (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Linus Benedict Torvalds"
Linus Torvalds frequently works together with these people:
J.T.S. Moore (2x, Crew)
Eric S. Raymond (2x, Actor)
Brandi Ifgray (1x, Crew)
Arto Kaivanto (1x, Crew)
Bruce Perens (1x, Crew)
Terry Egan (1x, Cast)
Marc Merlin (1x, Cast)
Brian Behlendorf (1x, Actor)
Tuomo Puranen (1x, Crew)
Lisa Corsetti (1x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:472674, Added: 10/01/2018, Last updated: 01/18/2022