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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RE: Comment by kap1
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 21st Nov 2009 16:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by kap1"
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hey why not give it to Richard Stallman ;)

They tried to, but he's boycotting the Prize because they sent him the details in a Word document and refused to change the name to the "GNU/Nobel Prize."

At least, that's the way he tells it. My suspicion is that the organizers saw this video and were afraid of what Stallman might do during his acceptance speech:

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