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: Why not
by amadensor on Mon 23rd Nov 2009 19:45 UTC in reply to "Why not"
amadensor
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Actually, Obama had not been in office 6 months when he was selected, only when it was awarded. When he was selected as the winner it had been 11 days.

I think they awarded in the hope that he would do something worthy of the prize, but he had not yet, and has not yet. He still may, but that remains to be seen. It is, unfortunately, a very politically driven prize, and has little actual basis in really helping people any more.

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