Linus Torvalds on realworldtech
Posted Mar 12, 2009 21:12 UTC (Thu) by james
In reply to: Linus Torvalds on realworldtech
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It seems highly likely, yes.
He's got the same use of English (it sounds like Linus), the same technical knowledge, the same opinions on various processors (especially Itanium), the same enjoyment of a good flame war, posts using the torvalds-at-linux-foundation.org email address (although the site doesn't necessarily validate those), and some of these posts have been the subject of news reports on mainstream IT websites (so there's a fair chance that Linus would hear about those posts).
Andi Kleen posts there too (or, again, someone calling himself Andi Kleen), and some of the other posters are also very knowledgeable. So there's a good chance that any slips would be noticed.
If it is an imposter, he's managed to keep a lot of people fooled for a long time over a lot of arguments.
So we can't be as certain as we can that, for example, Alan Cox isn't really a whole load of little Welsh gnomes hiding down disused Welsh coal-mines, but it's pretty likely.
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