Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Splits $1.5 Million Tech Prize

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Linus Torvalds, the creator of the open source operating system Linux is to share the $1.5 Million Millennium Technology Prize for his contribution towards the development of the Linux system which is being used in many server systems, desktops and mobile(Android). This prize, determined by the Technology Academy of Finland, is one of the world’s largest such prizes with candidates sought from across the world and from all fields of technology.


The winner(s) of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize was awarded by the President of the Republic of Finland in a special ceremony, on June 13, 2012.

The Millennium Technology Prize is awarded every two years for innovations improving the quality of human life and encouraging sustainable development. Universities, research institutions, scientific and engineering academies, and high-tech companies from around the globe make nominations. The International Selection Committee, nominated by TAF Board, reviews the nominations and determines the year’s laureates. The Board makes the final decision on who will be the recipients of the prize, which is together established by Finnish industry and state.

Thank You Linus for Creating Linux.  :)