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Torvalds' Tit for Tat

Linux is a legend, alongside Wikipedia and a handful of other stories of new collaborations, that are inspiring a global "Open Source" movement. How did founder Linus Torvalds unlock energy, and sustain the rise of Linux over the last 20 years? How can adopting an Open Source Way benefit us?

Linus Torvalds, was just 21 when he changed the world by writing a new free operating system called Linux. Today Linux-based systems power much of the world's computing including servers, set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets, network routers, PCs and supercomputers. But when in 1991 Linus began this he simply asked for feedback and ideas, and never expected the help that poured in!

Here Linus is letting us in on the secret: the so-called "Open Source" principles unlocked extraordinary levels of participation from volunteers globally. What are they?

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How can adopting an Open Source Way benefit us? How could you use the principles shared here to unlock energy in your workplace?


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