Nobel Peace Prize to Linus Torvalds: A Northwest Nobel option?
mlauzon-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Mon Nov 23 18:26:41 UTC 2009
Interesting read, here is a small sample of the article:
"Former Vice President Al Gore’s visit to Portland today and tomorrow
has prompted some Nobel Peace Prize thoughts, and in Oregon the idea
of nominating a Northwesterner. The prospect shot around the
Portland-area Linux circles (drawing some debate as well as approval
as it did), starting with this email from Keith Lofstrom:
"Since the Nobel Peace Prize is often given to politicians, some
disagree with the choices. But it is often given to non-politicians
who create international efforts to change the world for the better.
"Look at the massive international efforts represented by SC09, and
realize that much of it started from the work of a 21[-year-old]
Finnish college student named after 1962 Nobel Peace Prize winner
Linus Pauling. It would be fitting to honor that international effort
by giving a Peace Prize to Linus Torvalds, perhaps in 2011 on the 20th
anniversary of the August 1991 Linux announcement, or in 2012 on the
50th anniversary of Pauling’s award."
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