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Daily Dose - Linus Torvalds is a US Citizen

09.14.2010
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Since 1997, Linux inventor Linux Torvalds has lived and worked in the USA, but today we found out that he officially became a US citizen last week.  The news came up in a conversation on the Linux Kernel Mailing List.  Torvalds mentioned he'd be getting his voter registration soon.  He was originally born in Finland.

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Frank Silbermann replied on Wed, 2010/09/15 - 9:24am

If Linus Torwalds has become a U.S. citizen, does this mean he's going to start pronouncing his name like the Peanuts character "Linus" (brother of Lucy van Pelt)? Will we also begin pronouncing the operating system Linux with the American long-i diphthong?

Mark Haniford replied on Wed, 2010/09/15 - 3:33pm in response to: Frank Silbermann

Yes, and he's already started carrying around a dirty blanket and sucking his thumb.

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