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Daily Dose - Linus Torvalds is a US Citizen

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Daily Dose - Linus Torvalds is a US Citizen

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Since 1997, Linux inventor Linux Torvalds has lived and worked in the USA, but today we found out that he officially became a US citizen last week.  The news came up in a conversation on the Linux Kernel Mailing List.  Torvalds mentioned he'd be getting his voter registration soon.  He was originally born in Finland.

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