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Linus Torvalds

Linus Benedict Torvalds (/?la?n?s?t??rv??ldz/; Swedish: [?li?n.?s ?tu?r.valds]; born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish-American software engineer who is the creator and, for a long time, principal developer of the Linux kernel, which became the kernel for operating systems such as the Linux operating system, Android, and Chrome OS. He also created the distributed revision control system Git and the diving 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.

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