The mind behind Linux | Linus Torvalds

This video is a Ted interview with Linus Torvalds, who is the guy behind both Linux and Git.

Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. In a rare interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness to the personality traits that prompted his unique philosophy of work, engineering, and life.

"I am not a visionary, I'm an engineer," Torvalds says. "I'm perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds ... but I'm looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that's right in front of me before I fall in."

Linus says "I do code for fun, but I want to code for something meaningful".

Ironically, both Linux and git kind of arose with an intention of not wanting to work with people. He also shares how, when it started, it wasn't intended for opensource. But He had some encounter with people who started by giving some idea. That is how it all started.

Linus also admits that he is not a people's person. He prefers interacting with computers and programmes than people. But he also openly admits that he struggles for being like that.

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