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What a Difference Half a Decade Makes (When Linux Foundation is 'Having Fun')

As the old saying goes, "time has not been very kind to him"... (nor has the boss)

Linus Torvalds in 2016
2 years before Linux Foundation forced Linus Torvalds into public apology and therapists. Source: "With Linus Torvalds! Computing pioneer, creator of Linux. #TED2016" by Afromusing is licensed under CC BY 2.0.



Linus Torvalds in 2019
1 year after Linux Foundation forced him into public apology and therapists. Source: Linux-grondlegger Torvalds tijdens Open Source Summit in Lyon bestormd door handtekeningenjagers



Linus Torvalds in 2020
2 years after Linux Foundation forced him into public apology and therapists.



Based on some meticulous research online (hours-long), Torvalds has hardly appeared "in public" since then.

Summary: Media shaming campaigns may have taken their toll on the founder of Linux, who is now bossed by someone who rejects Linux and is married to a Microsoft booster. Like Richard Stallman under FSF guidance (and conditions for return, mostly for fear of further media assaults and attack dogs), he has become a more publicity-shy and private person. The Linux Foundation has in effect reduced the founder of what it's called after (Linux) into a weekly release manager and mascot, whose brand it is gradually diluting/cheapening.

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