Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:11 UTC
Linux Now this is one to ponder. This year, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Barack Obama, president of the United States. The prize has been given to both politicians and non-politicians alike, and Keith Lofstrom thinks its time to hand over the Peace Prize to a non-politician once more: Linus Torvalds.
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The worst freak'n idea!
by krreagan on Fri 20th Nov 2009 18:44 UTC
krreagan
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2008-04-08

You've got to F*$^ing be kidding me! This has go to be a joke? right?
I've heard some real lame freak'n ideas in my day and this one is close to the top!

The NPP would have zero, nil, zilch credibility if it ever went with Torvalds. I may not always agree with their selections but at least I agree the persons selected should have at least been considered... so far!

KRR

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RE: The worst freak'n idea!
by BigDaddy on Fri 20th Nov 2009 19:15 in reply to "The worst freak'n idea!"
BigDaddy Member since:
2006-08-10

It already has no credibility. Obama won for no reason other than not being Bush.

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RE[2]: The worst freak'n idea!
by krreagan on Fri 20th Nov 2009 21:49 in reply to "RE: The worst freak'n idea!"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

It already has no credibility. Obama won for no reason other than not being Bush.


That's infinity better then being Torvalds!

KRR

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RE: The worst freak'n idea!
by cerbie on Sat 21st Nov 2009 06:59 in reply to "The worst freak'n idea!"
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

I was decades from being born when the Nobel Peace Prize lost due credibility (1947 or 1948, IIRC). Since the prize has a history of awarding people for supporting human rights, international cooperation on things, wider education, beneficial social institutions, etc., while he may not be a world leader or anything, Linus Torvalds would fit in the scope of the prize.

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