Linus Torvalds has transformed technology twice - first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and then again with Git, the source code management system used by developers around the world.
Linus Torvalds is considered the father of Linux. His work is development of every new Kernel and is funded by the Linux Foundation.
In a rare interview with TED's Chris Anderson editor, Torvalds discusses with remarkable ease the details of his personality that set his unique philosophy about work, engineering and life.
"I'm not a visionary, I'm an engineer," says Torvalds.
"I am completely satisfied with all the people who have their eyes on the clouds; but I look at the ground and I want to make the puddle in front of me before I fall in."
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