Fake Linus Torvalds Revealed
Just after the popular kernel panel roundtable at LinuxCon today, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin took the stage and announced the time had come to reveal the identities of the Fake Linus Torvalds who had inundated the Linux Foundation's Twitter feed in recent weeks with humorous, sometimes startling, comments.
The parody rap video for the contest was played for the audience, including Torvalds, who, judging from his expression, had never seen it before.
Just who were these imposters?
FLT1: Dan Lyons, the ghost behind FakeSteveJobs and currently a Newsweek reporter
FLT2: Matt Asay, CNET open source blogger and VP of business development at Alfresco
FLT3: Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, former reporter and currently community manager for openSUSE
FLT4: Jono Bacon, Community Manager, Ubuntu