Linus Torvalds awarded 2010 C&C Prize
Source: Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation has announced that this year, Linux creator Linus Torvalds is one of three recipients of the prestigious C&C Prize. According to the NEC C&C Foundation which awarded the prize, Torvalds is being recognised for his "contributions to the advancement of the information technology industry, education, research, and the improvement of our lives".
The C&C Prize was first established in 1985 and is awarded to those who contribute to research and development activities and pioneer work related to the integration of computers and communications (C&C) technologies. Discussing the announcement, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin said, "Linux is the fabric of computing today, and Linus Torvalds represents one of the strongest technologies to emerge over the last century," adding that, "Linus’ sustained commitment to Linux and his contributions to technology innovation are valued more than ever". This year’s other recipients of the C&C Prize are Dr. Hiroyuki Sakaki and Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa from the University of Tokyo for their work on applying microstructures to semiconductor devices.
Born in Finland, Torvalds, who recently became a US citizen, receives income for his work on the Linux kernel as a Fellow of the Linux Foundation, the non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Linux. Earlier this year, Torvalds was named as one of the 100 most influential inventors by the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
- Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Honored by NEC C&C Foundation, press release from The Linux Foundation.