Before going in medias res, a very brief note on my own regard: As you might have noticed, I haven't contributed anything for more than a month, due to time constraints resulting from more important engagements. Now I hope to be able to regularly contribute again, maybe not with the previous frequency, but still. As a solo blogger, it is considerably demanding to provide a constant flow of hopefully recognised postings, not knowing for how long I can keep it up this time. For that reason I am currently re-thinking my blogging concept in terms of coverage and would highly appreciate suggestions for collaborately running a blog in the present or another form. Linus Torvalds But now let's turn to the 2011 ITechLaw Conference, which this week has been held in San Francisco and attended by 240 attendees from 40 countries. In the opening session, Linus Torvalds was awarded with the first Inaugural ITechLaw Achievement Award for his significant and demonstrable achievement in technology which, as we all know, relates to creation of the Linux kernel in 1991 and the huge implications this and the open source idea had on the IT world in the following years. On Torvalds' behalf, the award was handed over to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, who then delivered the keynote address by pointing to the 20th anniversary of the Linux kernel and admitting that developers always wanted to be lawyers ("I am not a lawyer, but ..."). In his address, Mr Zemlin basically recapitulated the Linux history as presented in a video on the Linux Foundation's website, enriched by some more facts and opinions. While the story started as a private programming project of Mr ...Zum vollständigen Artikel
The Story of Linux
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Linux with us. Watch the Story of Linux to remember - or learn for the first time - how Linux disrupted a market and has begun to change the world. Do you see yourself in its story?