Reuters vroeg onze vriend Linus naar zijn mening over de opkomst van Linux en het onstaan van commerciële successen zoals Red Hat en VA Linux Systems. Hier wat plakwerk uit dit interview:
``It is tremendous fun to see Linux grow up,'' Torvalds told Reuters in an e-mail interview.
[...] Becoming rich could actually hurt his cult status as someone who does programming for kicks not cash, and Torvalds said he was satisfied with the ``ego-boost'' the enthusiasm for Linux brings to him.
[...] He says he is not jealous of those hitting the jackpot thanks to his program, including VA Linux Systems Inc.'s founder Larry Augustin.
``If anyone should earn billions, then it is him. One of the best people I know,'' Torvalds said.