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After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside

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Linus Torvalds

After years of verbally abusing programmers who contribute to the Linux operating-system kernel he created, the celebrated coder Linus Torvalds is stepping aside and says he is getting help.

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The e-mails of the celebrated programmer Linus Torvalds land like thunderbolts from on high onto public lists, full of invective, insults, and demeaning language.

From The New Yorker
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