Home Business IT Open Source Linus Torvalds gets IEEE award

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has awarded Linus Torvalds its Computer Society's Computer Pioneer Award.

Torvalds was selected for the award for his creation and maintenance of the Linux kernel, from 1991 when he first put up code for download to the current day.

The Finn is an employee of the Linux Foundation, a non-profit that employs him and a few other top kernel hackers.

According to an IEEE media release, Torvalds has already been presented the Technology Academy of Finland's Millennium Technology Prize (2012), the NEC's C&C Prize (2010), the Takreda Award for Social/Economic Well-Being (2008), the British Computer Society's Lovelace Medal (2000), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award (1998).

He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame (2012) and the Computer History Museum's Hall of Fellows (2008).

The Computer Pioneer Award was established in 1981 by the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors to recognise and honour the vision of those whose efforts resulted in the creation and continued vitality of the computer industry.

The award is presented to outstanding individuals whose main contribution to the concepts and development of the computer field was made at least 15 years earlier. The recognition is engraved on a bronze medal.

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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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