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Linus Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. He began the development of the Linux kernel as a college student at the University of Helsinki in 1988, where he attained a master's degree in computer science. His thesis was on Linux, titled "Linux: a Portable Operating System." He would later launch the first prototypes of Linux in 1991, and Version 1.0 in 1994.
Torvalds' contributions to Linux are integral to the development of Operating Systems. He continues to be an active maintainer to this day, but is no longer the primary maintainer.
Torvalds is also known for facilitating a "no-filter feedback and bluntness" style of communication, which is attributed as a reason for success in open source software development broadly. Notably, he continues to work for the Linux Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium that supports and promotes all things Linux.