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Linus Torvalds Receives The 2012 Millennium Technology Prize

Linus Torvalds, who gave the Linux kernel to the Free/Open Source world, has received the 2012 Millenium Technology Prize on 13th June 2012, at the Technology Academy Finland. He is sharing the largest technology prize in the world worth1.2m Euros prize with Dr. Shinya Yamanaka who has contributed to stem cells research.

Father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, has received the 2012 Millenium Technology Prize on 13th June 2012, at the Technology Academy Finland. He is sharing the 1.2m Euros prize with with Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, who won the prize in recognition of his discovery of a new method to develop induced pluripotent stem cells for medical research. According to Ainomaija Haarla, president of Technology Academy Finland. “Dr. Shinya Yamanaka’s work in stem cell research and Linus Torvalds’s work in open source software have transformed their fields and will remain important for generations to come.”

 

The Millennium Technology Prize (Finnish: Millennium-teknologiapalkinto; formerly known as the Walter Ahlström Prize), a bi-annual award inaugurated in 2004, is the largest technology prize in the world. It is awarded by Technology Academy Finland, an independent fund established by Finnish industry and the Finnish state in partnership. It is awarded in recognition of technological innovations that contribute to the improved quality of human life and encourage sustainable development.

 

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Linus Torvald's interview to BBC read here

about Millennium Technology Prize read here


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