Aug 242016
 

On August 25, 1991, an obscure student in Finland named Linus Benedict
Torvalds posted
a message
to the comp.os.minix Usenet newsgroup saying that he was
working on a free operating system as a project to learn about the x86
architecture. He cannot possibly have known that he was launching a
project that would change the computing industry in fundamental ways.
Twenty-five years later, it is fair to say that none of us foresaw where
Linux would go — a lesson that should be taken to heart when trying to
imagine where it might go from here.
[$] 25 Years of Linux — so far
Source: LWN.Net