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What just happened would definitely gonna surprise you.

Linus Torvalds—father of the Linux open-source operating system—finally admitted his behaviour towards other developers in the Linux community was hurting people and Linux.

In a surprising move this weekend, Torvalds apologised for insulting and abusing other developers for almost three decades and took a break from the open-source software to work on his behaviour.

In an email to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) on Sunday, Torvalds said that he was confronted by people of the Linux community this week about his lifetime of not understanding emotions, and apologised for his personal behaviour that has hurt people and possibly has driven some of them away from working in kernel development altogether.

Torvalds wrote, “I need to change some of my behaviour, and I want to apologise to the people that my personal behaviour hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely.”

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