Linus Torvalds Now A US Citizen

Computer programmer Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux platform, has become a US citizen.

The programmer, who has been living in Portland for the last six years, wrote on the Linux mailing list: “I'll test that myself (but in a bit - I need to go do voter registration and socsec update first, though - I became a US citizen last week).”

The Finland born programmer, who currently works for the Linux Foundation, was earlier unwilling to go through the lengthy paperwork involved in obtaining a US citizen, tech news site The Register reports.

Some Linux followers have not taken kindly to the news that their hero is now officially a US citizen.

One Linux supporter wrote on the mailing list: “Yeah, congratulations Linus on becoming a citizen of a brainwashed (and brainwashing) nation, which is being blindly led (and leading) us to the third world war.”

Speaking to Oregon Live, Linus said that his family already had a green card, so he decided to go through with the citizen process along with it.