It's the 20th Anniversary of Linux and the Linux Foundation is celebrating.
Some backgroundLinux is the brainchild of Linus Torvalds, who was then just a Finnish CompSci student. He came up with his idea and shared it with the world via a simple online post:
I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).His little project went on to power Wall Street, eBay and Google, along with your phone, tv, and other devices. The kewlest part (other than the whole "it's free" thing) is the 4 tenets: Linux users are permitted the freedom to use it, change it, share the software, and share their changes.
Celebrate!Visit the Linux Foundation website to get your own Linux badge and see what you can do to participate in the fun. Don't forget to check out this great Infographic of the History of Linux.
Need to Learn More?Read the history of Linux in Torvalds' own words or check out this video from the Linux Foundation, recounting the Story of Linux:
(Source: Internet's Best Secrets)