Has Open Source Lived Up To Its Fullest Potential?

Linus Torvalds, the man behind some of the most successful open source projects – Linux kernel, Git, etc – talks about it.

Updated May 15, 2016News
Is open source fulfilled - Linus on TED

Linux success has turned so huge these days, it powers billions of devices all over the world: if its your small Android smartphone or many of the large server clusters, even routers and supercomputers are mostly dominated by Linux.

But did Linux success come overnight or was it a long and lasting process? What type of qualities does it takes to be a man like Linus Torvadls – a man who created such successful open source projects?

In a concise TED talk, Torvalds openly answers the above questions and a few more along the way. As usual, he leaves little room for assumptions, and for the first time, it’s pretty obvious why.

“I am not a visionary, I’m an engineer,”