Linus Torvalds Shares the Millenium Technology Prize

Back in April, Linux creator Linus Torvalds recieved one of the technology commmunity’s highest honors: He was named a Millenium Technology Prize laureate by the Technology Academy of Finland. Candidates for laureate status are considered from all around the world, in all fields of technology, with prize winners named from the small pool of laureates every two years. Now, the Technology Academy of Finland has named Torvalds joint winner of the 2012 Millenium Technology Prize, which includes a hefty cash award.
Torvalds shares this year’s prize with Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, a stem cell scientist. He and Yamanaka will each recieve 600,000 euros, or about $752,000. 
In April, when Torvalds received his nomination, the announcement said:
"The Millennium Technology Prize is awarded every two years for innovations improving the quality of human life and encouraging sustainable development. Universities, research institutions, scientific and engineering academies, and high-tech companies from around the globe make nominations. The International Selection Committee, nominated by TAF Board, reviews the nominations and determines the year’s laureates. The Board makes the final decision on who will be the recipients of the prize, which is together established by Finnish industry

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