If Linus Torvalds Got Hit By a Bus Would Linux Die?
21 years ago, Linus Torvalds first created Linux. Since then, the open source project has grown to become a major force in the server, mobile and embedded operating system space.
As was the case in the beginning, Torvalds remains the leader of Linux and is responsible for maintaining the mainline kernel and pushing out its new leading-edge releases. One of the questions that has long been asked, and was asked again at the LinuxCon conference on Wednesday night, is the question of succession known as, "What if Linus gets hit by a bus?"
"I always have the same answer to that question," Torvalds said. "I won't care."